Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

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  • Hindutva Essay

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    Hinduism Hindutva is a popular concept in India that represents Hindu ideology and promotes the hegemony of Hinduism in government, even at the expense of others. Directly translated as “Hinduness”, Hindutva was established as an official term made up by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in 1923 (Falak). Opponents of Hindutva suggest that it is greatly similar to fascism in the sense that it oppresses the beliefs and liberties of minority groups. On the other hand, the Sanatan Sanstha was founded by Jayant

  • Roles Of Sangh Parivar

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    adopted as the apt role model for the Sangh Parivar, especially the concept of anti-Semitism was embraced with more enthusiasm. Like the Jews were for Germans, Muslims are for the Hindu fanatics of Sangh Parivar. The bodies involved in incorporating and developing such ideals include Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP), the religious wing of Sangh Parivar,especially, Bajrang Dal, political wing BJP and the umbrella organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS). The Sangh Parivar

  • The Hindutva Movement: A Struggle Towards a “Hindu Secular India”

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    "We must look after the Muslims and treat them as part of us." This seems like a pleasant statement from Mr. Bal Thackeray, the leader of the Shiv Sena party and a proponent of the Hindutva movement, but it hardly works to conceal the villainous face of the Hindu nationalistic movement he follows. This movement aims to protect the interests of India by enhancing cohesion not only within the Hindu classes but also with other religious communities present in the country. However, this movement has

  • India 's Post Colonial Populist Democracy

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    The recent experience of India’s post-colonial populist democracy with Moditva (the rise of Narendra Modi as India’s prime minister by mobilizing varied sections of the Indian population: corporates, media, middle classes, Hindutva activists, a section of Other Backward Classes and Dalits along with the poor) has fundamentally challenged the liberal conception of democracy. It is interesting to note that a person widely regarded as anti-minorities while ignoring the normative principle of ‘rule of

  • India 's The Indian State

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    The Indian state, while ostensibly secular, nevertheless has institutionally always been set up to intervene in religious affairs. The Indian constitution “enshrines the right to individual freedom of religion, [but] also empowers the state to intervene in Hindu religious institutions.” (Sen 16) The constitution, for instance, calls on the state to ban untouchability, an abhorrent Hindu practice, establishing affirmative action to help certain disadvantaged religious groups and puts in place separate

  • Struggle Between Hindu and Secular Nationalisms in India Essay examples

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    to catagorize the debate about secularism. In the opinion of the Hindu nationalist, the Congress commitment to secularism does not bring about the tolerance, the Sarva Dharma Sambhava to be expected of Hindu rulers. P.N. Joshi, President of the Rashtriya Hindu Manch, a militant Hindu organization, explains in his 150 page pamphlet, Secularism in Action: A Fraud, A Conspiracy to Destroy Hinduism that in reality, the picture of secularism in action in this country is neither beautiful not presentable

  • Indian Rebellion Research Paper

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    Indian private industry began to expand. Religious divisions in Indian society came to the forefront at this time; these divisions resulted in the formation of socio religious bodies like the All India Muslim League, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, Rashtriya

  • Comparative analysis of the rise of religious extremism in Arab and Indian Politics

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    Comparative analysis of the rise of religious extremism in Arab and Indian Politics The cases being discussed by the authors here are more significant than the discussion of any other Muslim or Hindu nation because of the fact that these cases discuss the role of these religions in their respective birthplaces. We can realize the importance of this point by considering, for example that the Islamic countries worldwide look towards the Arabic ulemas for validation of their Islamic policies and

  • Short Essay On Indira Gandhi

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    Indira Gandhi (1919-1984) was among the most powerful and skilled leaders in the Indian history. She was the only daughter of Pd. Jawaharlal Nehru. She was cut out for politics. She had the classic and prerequisite bent of mind when it came to political machinery and social reforms. In course of her practice, she became public’s favourite. K.A. Abbas rightly said in his book ‘Indira Gandhi: Return Of The Red Rose’, “Indira Gandhi’s accession is not hereditary. It’s the reaffirmation of the principles

  • Examples Of Ideology And Ideology State Apparatus

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    Appropriation and Exclusion: In his major work ‘Ideology and Ideological state apparatus’ Althusser expanded in way the marxist idea of economy as superstructure to ideology as the most major form of power in capitalist society. It is through this major form of power which is ideology, the state establishes its relationship with its subjects. Through his main concepts which are Ideological state apparatus and repressive state apparatus the state tries to produce the conditions of reproduction