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Religion And Nationalism in India Ram The God of The Hindu Nation

Title:Religion And Nationalism in India Ram The God of The Hindu Nation
Author:Bharat Wariavwalla
Publication:The Round Table / Taylor and Franscis
Enumeration:Vol. 357, pp. 593-605 / October 1, 2000
Abstract:Hindu nationalism emerged as a major political force on the Indian political scene in the mid-1980s. It is their vigorous espousal of the cause of building a Ram Temple at the site of the Babri masque in Ayodhya, Ram's birthplace that catapulted the Hindu nationalists to the centre stage of Indian politics. Yet a panHindu nationalism built on or garbed in Hindu religious and cultural symbols does not appeal to all Hindus. The enormous diversity of the Hindu religion and the larger diversity of the Indian civilization militate against the rise of an all embracing Hindu nationalism. The convincing creation of a modern Indian nation eludes its ideologues. India's staggering diversity is a formidable obstacle to it becoming a nation-state, a form of political organization the Indian nationalists most desire. Are there other forms better suited to its diversity?

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