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Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Hindu Nationalism in India

    • Dibyesh Anand
    Pages 1-17
  3. Hindu Nation under Siege

    • Dibyesh Anand
    Pages 19-47
  4. Pornosexualizing “The Muslim”

    • Dibyesh Anand
    Pages 49-81
  5. The Unawakened India

    • Dibyesh Anand
    Pages 83-96
  6. Awakening the Hindu Mind and the Hindu Body

    • Dibyesh Anand
    Pages 97-121
  7. The Awakened Hindu India: Ayodhya and Gujarat

    • Dibyesh Anand
    Pages 123-150
  8. Politics of Fear

    • Dibyesh Anand
    Pages 151-159
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 161-197

About this book

The representation of the Muslims as threatening to India's body politic is central to the Hindu nationalist project of organizing a political movement and normalizing anti-minority violence. Adopting a critical ethnographic approach, this book identifies the poetics and politics of fear and violence engendered within Hindu nationalism.

Keywords

  • gender
  • nationalism
  • politics
  • violence

Reviews

"How is fear created, spread and updated? In this revelatory book, Dibyesh Anand takes us deep into the multi-stranded fear-engendering strategies employed by India's contemporary Hindu nationalists. With a sharp feminist eye for exactly how both femininities and masculinities are wielded, he provides lessons for all of us concerned about the mobilization of ethnic hatreds and militarized nationalisms." - Cynthia Enloe, author of Nimo's War, Emma's War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War"Dibyesh Anand s book offers a sustained, innovative analysis of a central aspect of Hindu nationalist collective imaginings: the production of anti-Other fear. It is a must-read for anyone interested in right-wing social and political movements and in the local-to-transnational conflict in which they are engaged."

- Paola Bacchetta, professor, University of California, Berkeley

About the author

DIBYESH ANAND is Reader in International Relations at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, UK.

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Softcover Book USD 99.99
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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
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