Hindutva and Citizenship in India: Helping Refugees or Building Vote Banks?

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Abstract

One of the most noteworthy developments in Indian politics is the occurrence of a phenomenon often described as Hindu-Nationalism or Hindutva-movement (Bhatt 2001; Jaffrelot 2007, 1996; Zavos 2000). The movement refers to efforts to undertake dramatic changes within the political culture of India. This attempted transformation of state and society, which manifested itself through ‘communal violence’ – clashes between different religious communities especially between Hindus and Muslims (Engineer 2003; 1987) and actions aimed at challenging constitutional provisions such as secularism in combination with increasingly radical socio-political demands, have posed a threat to the Indian model of consensus democracy and have sadly lived up to bleak forecasts (Basu et.al. 1993).

Document type: Article
Publisher: E-International Relations
Place of Publication: Bristol
Date: 2016
Version: Secondary publication
Edition: Bearbeiteter Blog-Beitrag
Date Deposited: 29 November 2016
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Subjects: Indien, Nationalismus, Hinduismus, Fundamentalismus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Nationalismus, Hindutva, Bürgerrechte / India, Nationalism, Hindutva, Citizenship
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: India
Series: People > Political Column in South Asian Politics by Siegfried O. Wolf
Volume: 45
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