Religious Identity and Political Destiny: Hindutva in the Culture of Ethnicism

Religious Identity and Political Destiny: Hindutva in the Culture of Ethnicism

by Deepa S. Reddy
     
 

Religious Identity and Political Destiny: 'Hindutva' in the Culture of Ethnicism is an ethnography of a contentious on-going debate about the place of religion in Indian civic life. Exploring Hindu nationalism from the varied perspectives of its critics in women's activist and Left intellectual circles, its ideologues, supporters, and sympathizers, Deepa S.

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Religious Identity and Political Destiny: 'Hindutva' in the Culture of Ethnicism is an ethnography of a contentious on-going debate about the place of religion in Indian civic life. Exploring Hindu nationalism from the varied perspectives of its critics in women's activist and Left intellectual circles, its ideologues, supporters, and sympathizers, Deepa S. Reddy locates 'Hindutva' in a broader culture of critique in which identity movements of all kinds compete for recognition, representation, and rights. This book will be of interest to anthropologists, historians, and sociologists, as well as readers of ethno-nationalist movements, religion, activism, global feminisms, and all matters Indian/South Asian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759106857
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Alterations Series, #3
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Prologue Chapter 3 The Container Contained Chapter 4 Rethinking the Discourses of Religious Nationalism in India Chapter 5 Cultures Chapter 6 Ethnicist Genealogies Chapter 7 Ethnicism as Critique Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 Index Chapter 10 About the Author

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