Vishva Hindu Parishad and Indian Politics

Front Cover
Orient Blackswan, 2003 - Hinduism and politics - 186 pages
Vishva Hindu Parishad and Indian Politics provides a detailed historical account of the VHP, one of the leading organisations in the Hindutva movement, focusing on its transformation from a loosely-knit body of Hindus aimed at preserving and promoting Hindu dharma, into a mass organisation actively involved in mobilising the urban middle classes, service professionals and religious leaders for the creation and promotion of a strong Hindu nation. Rich in empirical data, the book contains extensive quotations from fifty interviews carried out for this study, including those with central figures in the VHP such as Praveen Togadia and Ashok Singhal and members of related organisations.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Transition to Mass Activism
33
A NonElectoral Actor in Indian Politics
61
Demolishing the Babri Masjid
88
PostDemolition Consolidation
113
Conversions and Reconversions
127
Conclusion
142
Appendix II
161
Index 184
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information