Hindu Nationalism and Governance

Paperback | September 1, 2008

EditorJohn McGuire, Ian Copland

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The volume assembles the writings of some of the best-known analysts in the study of Indian politics and especially Hindu nationalist politics. It focuses on governance under the BJP in India across sectors including its political alliances, performance in elections, economic reforms andprivatization, food security, ideology, revisionist histories, religion, nationalism and the media. In short, this volume constitutes a very comprehensive coverage of the various important issues that have engaged the BJP in India. This volume appearing in the Themes in Politics series will serve torenew focus on the core ideas of Hindutva and politics and how these come to be articulated across institutions and policies. With a high profile contributor's list this volume will be useful to students and researchers in politics, sociology and history as well as activists in organizations, policymakers, journalists and an informed lay audience.

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The volume assembles the writings of some of the best-known analysts in the study of Indian politics and especially Hindu nationalist politics. It focuses on governance under the BJP in India across sectors including its political alliances, performance in elections, economic reforms andprivatization, food security, ideology, revisioni...

John McGuire is Adjunct Professor in the South Asia Research Unit, Division of Humanities at Curtin University, Australia. Ian Copland is Associate Professor of History at Monash University, Australia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and MapsList of AbbreviationsAcknowledgements1. Introduction2. Assessing the 'National' Expansion of Hindu Nationalism: The BJP in Southern and Eastern India3. The BJP and the Shiv Sena: A Rocky Marriage?4. Routines and Routinization: Moving towards Municipal Elections in Mumbai, 2001-25. From Swadeshi to Globalization: The Bharatiya Janata Party's Shifting Economic Agenda6. The Hindu Rate of Reform: Privatization Under the BJP-Still Waiting for that Bada Kadam7. Swayed by the 'Humbug of Finance': Economic Policy under the BJP-Led Government8. Food Security, Governance and Rural Development under the BJP9. The Work of the Indo-American Historians and the Rewriting of Indian history10. The BJP's Intellectual Agenda: Textbooks and Imagined history11. Crucibles of Hindutva? V.D. Savarkar, the Hindu Mahasabha, and the Indian Princely States12. Fire, the BJP and Moral Society13. The Water Controversy and the Politics of Hindu Nationalism14. Religion as 'Commodity Images': Securing a Hindu Rashtra15. Grand Canyon, Shaky Bridge: Media Revolution and the Rise of 'Hindu' Politics16. Militarized Hindu Nationalism and the Mass Media: Shaping a Hindutva Public Discourse17. Making India Strong: The BJP-Led Government's Foreign Policy Perspectives18. Kashmir: A Testing Ground19. Pakistan, the BJP, and the Politics of Identity20. Bangladesh and the BJPBibliographyNotes on Contributors