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Islam, Hindutva, and Congress quest

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Published by Reliance Pub. House in New Delhi .
Written in English



  • India,
  • India.


  • Indian National Congress.,
  • Muslims -- India.,
  • Hindus -- India.,
  • India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947.,
  • India -- Politics and government -- 1947-

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-288) and index.

StatementRam Gopal.
LC ClassificationsDS480.45 .R2913 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 296 p. ;
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL505680M
ISBN 108175100729
LC Control Number98903117

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  On the global level, political Islam does the same. This has been the position of Liberation theology too. Hindutva seems to follow the above template but transcends it in practice. As Congress – far from perfect and at best soft Hindutva- lost power, the real representative trends of caste Hindu domination took over and in India had Modi-raj. The imposition of NSA on the three Muslim youths in Khindwa for their alleged crime of cow slaughter is the result of Congress’ strategy to defeat BJP with its own agenda. It wants to confront BJP on its own ground and using its very agenda of Hindutva. Congress feels that with this strategy it can foil BJP’s bid to unite Hindu voters.   As Congress – far from perfect and at best soft Hindutva- lost power, the real representative trends of caste Hindu domination took over and in India had Modi-raj. Pakistan did not fare any better- in fact it turned out to be infinitely worse.

Many Hindus seem wary to be associated with Hindutva, in spite of the fact that Hindutva simply means Hindu-ness or being Hindu. They tend to accept the view which mainstream media peddled for long: ‘Hindutva is intolerant and stands for the ‘communal agenda of an extreme right Hindu party that wants to force uniform Hinduism on this vast. Hindutva history makes the history of Hindus fragile — people whose temples were destroyed by Muslims and who need Hindutva politicians to help them recover. It gives power to Hindutva.   There are 2 books which directly deal with the topic. Both books go by the name “Hindutva”. One is written by V D Savarkar and the other one by Gurudutt. All of us know about Savarkar. Gurudutt was an intellectual and political thinker. He has wri. Having read these portions of medieval history, what came as the last straw for Savarkar was the Congress' trade off with a section of pan-Islamic Muslims in on the issue of Khilafat.

The Cultural Landscape of Hindutva & Other Essays: Historical Legitimacy of an Idea by Saumya Dey is available for purchase on Amazon. In the first part, we reviewed the section on ‘Politics and Culture’ from the book. Now, let us look into the section on History. HISTORICAL NOTES- THE MYTH OF ISLAMIC . When, with the publication of my book An Era of Darkness: the British Empire in India, I spoke critically of years of foreign rule, the Hindutva brigade, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, condemned 1, years of foreign rule. To them, the Muslim rulers of India, whether we refer to the Delhi Sultans, Deccan Sultans or the Mughal. As the auspicious day of Bhoomi pujan of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya approaches, some of the Congress leaders, which until now were known for appeasing minorities, have decided to make a flip-flop and woo the Hindu voters. For a party which denied existence of Lord Ram, Gandhi scion and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s sister–Priyanka Gandhi issued a statement welcoming the Ram .   Over the last two years, the Congress Party has indulged in what some observers derisively have called “soft Hindutva,” emulating the kind of religiosity that is typically associated with the BJP. 24 During recent state election campaigns in Gujarat () as well as Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan (), Rahul Gandhi took the unusual step.