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Communalism, Caste and Hindu Nationalism: The Violence in Gujarat

By: Ornit Shani

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022456

ISBN: 97805211727532

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Belligerent Hindu nationalism, accompanied by recurring communal violence between Hindus and Muslims, has become a compelling force in Indian politics over the last two decades. Ornit Shani's book examines the rise of Hindu nationalism, asking why distinct groups of Hindus, deeply divided by caste, mobilised on the basis of unitary Hindu nationalism, and why the Hindu nationalist rhetoric about the threat of the impoverished Muslim minority was so persuasive to the Hindu majority. Using evidence from communal violence in Gujarat, Shani argues that the growth of communalism was not simply a res... View more info