Hindutva in the West: mapping the antinomies of diaspora nationalism
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) Hindutva in the West: mapping the antinomies of diaspora nationalism. ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES, 23 (3). pp. 407-441. ISSN 0141-9870Full text not available from this repository.
This introduction provides a historical background to Hindu nationalism and examines several theoretical and empirical themes that are important for its analysis both in India and the diaspora. It is argued that there has been a relative neglect within the research field of diaspora nationalist movements and the impact they can have on constituting antisecular and absolutist orientations to minorities and majorities both within the diaspora and in the "homeland". The introduction examines the rise of the Hindutva movement in the 1920s and considers the debates about its relation to ethnic, nationalist, religious, racist and fascist ideologies. We consider how an examination of Hindu nationalism can modify many recent debates on "race" and ethnicity, multiculturalism and "diaspora". Several themes relating to caste, gender and "Aryanism" are examined. The contents of this Special Issue are contextualized within these debates and a summary of the key themes of the contributions is provided.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES|
|Number of Pages:||35|
|Page Range:||pp. 407-441|
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