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State and civil society under siege: Hindutva, security and militarism in India

By: Joshy, P. M.
Contributor(s): Seethi, K. M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Sage Publications 2015Description: xiii, 262 p.ISBN: 9789351503842.Subject(s): Civil society - India | Hindutva | Human security | India - Politics and government | India - Social policy | India - Economic policyDDC classification: 320.55 Summary: From its forgettable electoral performance of 1984 to its historical victory in 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) story has been fodder for many political and academic debates. In this book, the authors show how the Hindu Right uses security, both external and internal, as a strategy for political mobilisation and eventual electoral success. It further explains the organisational and ideological penetration of the Sangh Parivar into the civil domain through strategies of securitisation. Deriving data from original sources, writings of leaders and their autobiographies, speeches, government documents, reports, pamphlets and manifestos of various Hindutva organisations, the work follows the growth of the Hindu Right forces and its trajectory over the years, taking a close look into its philosophical settings and political strategies. (http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book248680?classification=%22Academic%20Books%22&publisher=%22SAGE%20India%22&subject=J00&sortBy=defaultPubDate%20desc&fs=1)
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Table of Contents:


1. State, Civil Society and Security: Theoretical Questions

2. State and Civil Society in India: The Historical Experience

3. The Hindu Right: History, Ideology and Strategy

4. Civil Society and the Hindu Right: Hindutva, Militarism and Cultural Mobilisation

5. Hindutva Politics: Post- 9/11, Post-Gujarat India



From its forgettable electoral performance of 1984 to its historical victory in 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) story has been fodder for many political and academic debates. In this book, the authors show how the Hindu Right uses security, both external and internal, as a strategy for political mobilisation and eventual electoral success. It further explains the organisational and ideological penetration of the Sangh Parivar into the civil domain through strategies of securitisation. Deriving data from original sources, writings of leaders and their autobiographies, speeches, government documents, reports, pamphlets and manifestos of various Hindutva organisations, the work follows the growth of the Hindu Right forces and its trajectory over the years, taking a close look into its philosophical settings and political strategies.


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