A mythical river flows through indian politics hindu nationalism in the country reaches new heights in a quest to find a sacred river by shirley abraham and amit madheshiya. Nationalism, the hindu state and nuclear power july 11, 2018 0 written by shreya singh the bhartiya janata party (bjp) has been rhetorically assertive on nationalism, security, defense and geopolitical issues. While hindu nationalism may preach both democracy and authoritarianism, its aim encapsulated in savarkar's slogan to hinduize politics and militarize hinduism involves a 'specific construction of hindu self - a virile, masculine, aggressively communal self' which is intolerant 'of other conceptions of hinduism' (basu et al, 1993: ix. This labelling draws sustenance from a conflation of communalism and nationalism since nationhood under the bjp government is defined more by what it excludes than what it includes.
Hindu nationalism has been collectively referred to as the expressions of social and political thought, based on the native spiritual and cultural traditions of the indian subcontinent. Some leading thinkers have considered how contemporary hindu nationalist ideas have emerged outside of high politics and violence, and in particular, how and why they engage nonelite hindus such. Hindu nationalism, domestic politics and foreign/security policy the impact of the hindu nationalist bjp on domestic politics and foreign policy cannot be directly measured since the bjp has always been in power as the leader of a coalition government.
Arfa khanum sherwani speaks at twocirclesnet event in boston. When extremist hindu nationalism starts to spread the silence of some influential political leaders and inaction by local officials to impartially enforce the rule of law emboldens extremists. Others, particularly strong proponents of hindu nationalism, see the nation as intrinsically tied to the hindu way of life the hindutva movement is a push to repaint india as a hindu nation the vishva hindu parishad (vhp) is an organisation that subscribes to this hindutva ideology. In 1948, a hindu nationalist activist shot mohandas mahatma gandhi dead, accusing him of consistently pandering to the muslims since then, hindu nationalism has developed alongside explicit political projects and street mobilisations. Six months into his post, india's prime minister mr narendra modi appears to be facing his worst nemesis, the resurgence of militant, chauvinistic and violent hindu nationalism.
List of hindu political parties this is a list of political parties professing to follow hindu nationalism or stating that they represent hinduism contents. Hindu nationalism surges in india more indians participate in a candlelight vigil in memory of a 52-year-old muslim farmer who was lynched by a mob, in new delhi, india in 2015. A second modi term paired with a strong bjp presence in the upper house could mean that hindu nationalism will become more dominant in indian politics namely, there is a palpable fear that conflict between india and pakistan will intensify, with more military events taking place such as surgical airstrikes in kashmir — the disputed border. Umbrella politics of hindutva hindu nationalism is dominating india by smothering minorities and encroaching on regional hindu traditions.
Hindu nationalism or hindutva in contemporary india this image is embedded within a political narrative, which declares its affinity for ideas of resolute masculinity through an array of symbols, historic. For about a month now, student politics — and the state's reaction — have put a prestigious indian university in the crosshairs of a debate that has raged across the entire country around. This is a major contribution on the political sociology of contemporary india it is a detailed and incisive account of the changing state-society relationships in the context of elite movements (economic liberalization and hindu nationalism) on the one hand and the popular mobilizations of the long-suppressed subordinate classes and castes on the other.
Hindu nationalism is built on the idea that india is a hindu majoritarian nation, with muslims and christians cast as the minority, 'other', rahul verma, a journalist and researcher on the. Hindu nationalism has been a rising political force in recent decades, by many accounts eroding india's secular nature and leading to new assaults on the country's religious freedom. From this perspective, even supporters of hindu nationalism may have been wary of voting for a party like rpp, which focused on national-level identity politics at the expense of the brass tacks of local development.