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'Closely argued and elegantly written Hindutva examines the prehistory of India's most controversial political tradition. Critical but not polemical it skilfully links the world of ideas to the world of action.' - Ramachandra Guha



The upsurge of militant Hindu nationalism in the recent past has brought to the fore questions of who a Hindu is what Hinduism is and what Hindutva and Hinduism mean to Hindus. If Hindutva is a way of life who are its followers? And for those who are how necessary is it that its practice should prevail upon all others? These are questions of great relevance in today's India.

This revised edition of Hindutva which includes a new essay and introduction goes beyond the existing inquiry into Hindu identity nationalism and culture through the writings of thinkers Dayananda Saraswati Sri Aurobindo Swami Vivekananda and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. With characteristic academic rigour and research Jyotirmaya Sharma offers us original insights into the intellectual traditions that have nourished political Hindutva. The book calls for revisiting those traditions in which Hinduism is seen as being more inclusive and self-critical at times even of its own fundamental premises.

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Hindutva: Exploring the Idea of Hindu Nationalism

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  • ISBN: 9789351773979
  • Author: Sharma Jyotirmaya
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 248
  • Format: Paperback
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'Closely argued and elegantly written Hindutva examines the prehistory of India's most controversial political tradition. Critical but not polemical it skilfully links the world of ideas to the world of action.' - Ramachandra Guha



The upsurge of militant Hindu nationalism in the recent past has brought to the fore questions of who a Hindu is what Hinduism is and what Hindutva and Hinduism mean to Hindus. If Hindutva is a way of life who are its followers? And for those who are how necessary is it that its practice should prevail upon all others? These are questions of great relevance in today's India.

This revised edition of Hindutva which includes a new essay and introduction goes beyond the existing inquiry into Hindu identity nationalism and culture through the writings of thinkers Dayananda Saraswati Sri Aurobindo Swami Vivekananda and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. With characteristic academic rigour and research Jyotirmaya Sharma offers us original insights into the intellectual traditions that have nourished political Hindutva. The book calls for revisiting those traditions in which Hinduism is seen as being more inclusive and self-critical at times even of its own fundamental premises.

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