Holy Warriors: A Journey into the Heart of Indian Fundamentalism

Holy Warriors: A Journey into the Heart of Indian Fundamentalism

by Edna Fernandes
     
 

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Home to all the major religions, India is also, inevitably, host to virtually every type of religious fanatic. No other nation has witnessed as much proselytization or heard as many war cries in the name of God as India. For centuries, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, and Muslims have waged bloody wars, sought violent conversion, and declared jihad against their

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Home to all the major religions, India is also, inevitably, host to virtually every type of religious fanatic. No other nation has witnessed as much proselytization or heard as many war cries in the name of God as India. For centuries, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, and Muslims have waged bloody wars, sought violent conversion, and declared jihad against their enemies, as their religions have been hijacked by the forces of fundamentalism. Here British-Indian journalist Edna Fernandes travels to the country’s recent and past theaters of religious extremism—from Kashmir to Gujarat and Punjab to Goa—to meet the generals and foot soldiers of communal wars who assert their faith in rhetoric and rage. Theirs are stories of bigotry and bloodshed, insecurity and despair, but Fernandes listens with understanding, tolerance, and a deft sense of humor, and paints a uniquely vivid and clear-sighted picture of a country divided by dogma.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846270970
Publisher:
Granta UK
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Edna Fernandes is a journalist who has worked for many leading international news organizations, including AP-Dow Jones and Reuters. Her articles have appeared in International Herald Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of The Last Jews of Kerala.

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