Hindu Nationalism and the Language of Politics in Late Colonial India

Hindu Nationalism and the Language of Politics in Late Colonial India

by William Gould
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521830613

ISBN-13: 9780521830614

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

William Gould explores what is arguably one of the most important and controversial themes in twentieth-century Indian history and politics: the nature of Hindu nationalism as an ideology and political language. Using an array of historical sources, he analyzes how it affected the secularist Congress in Uttar Pradesh on the eve of Independence, and how these

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William Gould explores what is arguably one of the most important and controversial themes in twentieth-century Indian history and politics: the nature of Hindu nationalism as an ideology and political language. Using an array of historical sources, he analyzes how it affected the secularist Congress in Uttar Pradesh on the eve of Independence, and how these ideologies fostered tensions between Hindus and Muslims, and the subsequent development of communal violence. This book is intended for students of colonial India as well as those interested in contemporary Indian politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521830614
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Indian History and Society Series, #11
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Glossary; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Congress and the Hindu nation: symbols, rhetoric and action; 3. Muslims, mass movements and untouchable uplift; 4. The Aryan Congress: history, youth and the 'Hindu Race'; 5. Congress radicals and Hindu militancy; 6. Congress 'Raj', riots and Muslim mass contacts; 7. Congress, Pakistan and volunteer militarism; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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