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1 Badri Narayan
Fascinating Hindutva: Saffron Politics and Dalit Mobilisation
Sage Publications; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8178299062 / 9788178299068; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
In the present Indian sociopolitical scenario, a large number of dalit castes have become the main players in the electoral arena and politically mobilizing them has become a compulsion of all political parties. The strong desire of these castes to assert their identity based on their sense of pastness is being profitably encashed by many political parties who are appropriating their heroes and recreating their histories to suit their political ideology and thereby politically mobilizing them. This is especially true in UP and Bihar where society is still divided on caste lines and the lower castes are still oppressed. Fascinating Hindutva examines how, aided by other Hindutva forces like RSS and VHP, the strategies of BJP for mobilizing dalits rests on reinterpreting their Hindu past and unifying them under the metanarrative of Hindutva. It is an exploration of the fascinating tactics used by the Hindutva forces to politically mobilize individual dalit castes like the Nishads, Musahars and Dusadhs by saffronising their heroes. Printed Pages: 216. 028952

Price: 7.50 USD
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2 Badri Narayan
Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India: Culture, Identity and Politics
Sage Publications; New Delhi, India; 2006; 0761935371 / 9780761935377; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
This volume explores cultural repression in India and ways in which it is overcome. It studies the burgeoning Dalit politics in North India and shows how Dalit women heroes (viranganas) of the 1857 Rebellion have emerged as symbols of Dalit assertion in Uttar Pradesh and are being used by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to build the image of its leader, Mayawati. It demonstrates how myths and memories of the role of Dalits in India’s freedom struggle are employed for constructing identity and reconstructed for political mobilization. Key feature include: – some of the tales used to develop political consciousness at the grass-roots level; – stories picked up from among the people themselves: reinterpreted; packaged; and disseminated orally or via pamphlets; – how gods, heroes and other cultural resources of each caste are converted into political capital by giving them a visual image through calendars, statues, posters and memorials; – how the BSP creates and recreates historical material to expand its electoral base. Based on field studies and secondary information, the author outlines the politics of dissent which uses historical and cultural resources as identity markers in political mobilization. This book is invaluable for students of politics, sociology and history and all those engaged in Dalit studies. Printed Pages: 196. 028088

Price: 8.95 USD
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