Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear (Hardcover)

Author: Anand, Dibyesh

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"Hindutva" in India is a chauvinist and majoritarian political ideology that conjures up the image of a peaceful Hindu Self vis-a-vis the threatening minority Other. It is "porno-nationalism" in its obsessive preoccupation with the predatory sexuality of the putative Muslim figure and the dangers to the integrity of the Hindu bodies. The proponents of "Hindutva" mobilize and generate negative stereotypes of Islam and putative Muslims to legitimize violence against actual Muslims living in India. Adopting a critical ethnographic approach, this book investigates myriad ways in which the discourses of culture, insecurity, gender, identity, and violence intersect in Hindu nationalism''s reactionary and right-wing politics of fear and imagination.

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Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Mfg Part# 9780230603851
SKU 204916620
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230603858
Release Date 11/1/2011
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Number of Pages 0197
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan

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