May 02, 2016

India: Religion and Nationalism

Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 39, Issue No. 10, 06 Mar, 2004
Religion and Nationalism

by Henrik Berglund

While claiming full respect for the political and civil rights of all citizens, the BJP has in its political practice throughout the years demonstrated that its version of Hindu nationalism often clashes with generally acknowledged features of Indian democracy, especially minority rights. This essay analyses the ideology of the BJP relating it to a general theoretical discourse on nationalism and also to the contemporary debate on citizenship within political theory.
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