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Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India

James W. Laine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195141269
eISBN:
9780199849543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Shivaji was a noble and virtuous hero from 17th-century western India. His legend is well known and has been retold, in several different versions, as it serves as an important part of Hindu ... More


Brave Converts in the Arya Samaj: The Case Of Dharm Pal

C.S. Adcock

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0044
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Arya Samaj has long been distinguished among nineteenth century reform organizations as forerunner of Hindu nationalist politics and exemplar of Hindu religious intolerance. Arya Samaj practices ... More


Defending the Nation: Militarism, Women’s Empowerment, and the Hindu Right

Meera Sehgal

in Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479898992
eISBN:
9781479806799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898992.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter describes paramilitary camps in India in which middle-class, urban Hindu women's gender identities are deployed to support interethnic violence and militarization. The instruction and ... More


Hindu Nationalists and the Cold War

Rahul Sagar

in India and the Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651163
eISBN:
9781469651187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651163.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

It is widely believed that at the time of Independence there was in India a broad consensus on non-alignment. This consensus, crafted by India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, is depicted as ... More


The BJP and an Ideological Consolidation of the Right?

Pradeep K. Chhibber and Rahul Verma

in Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190623876
eISBN:
9780190623913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623876.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

To the surprise of many, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) singlehandedly won a majority in the national elections of 2014. Since then the party which, once had two seats in parliament, has come to ... More


The Charisma of Direct Action: Power, Politics, and the Shiv Sena

Julia M. Eckert

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195660449
eISBN:
9780199082001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195660449.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book explores how movements that are explicitly anti-pluralist in nature still manage to succeed electorally within a democratic framework which they themselves reject. The book studies the ... More


Kashmiris in the Hindu Rashtra

Mridu Rai

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Mridu Rai discusses the location of Kashmiri Muslims in India after the BJP’s electoral win in 2014, identifying how Kashmiri Muslims are made to serve as contrapuntal symbols for constructing a ... More


Nonviolence

David Hardiman

in The Nonviolent Struggle for Indian Freedom, 1905-19

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190920678
eISBN:
9780190943233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920678.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

The fourth chapter examines the way that Gandhi began to emphasize the centrality of ‘nonviolence’ to satyagraha after his return to India from South Africa in 1915. He adapted the religious ... More


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