Hindu Nationalism and the Language of Politics in Late Colonial India

 
9788175962514: Hindu Nationalism and the Language of Politics in Late Colonial India

William Gould explores what is arguably one of the most important and controversial themes in twentieth-century Indian history and politics: the nature of Hindu nationalism as an ideology and political language. Using an array of historical sources, he analyzes how it affected the secularist Congress in Uttar Pradesh on the eve of Independence, and how these ideologies fostered tensions between Hindus and Muslims, and the subsequent development of communal violence. This book is intended for students of colonial India as well as those interested in contemporary Indian politics.

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William Gould is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Leeds.

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"...provocative and important..."
-American Historical Review

"An important and long-overdue contribution to twentieth-century South Asian political history."
-Spencer Austin Leonard, University of Chicago

"With extreme care, Gould marshals a substantial amount of evidence to demonstrate that the Indian National Congress in the United Provinces...widely employed the languages of Hindu Nationalism in the 1930s and thereby established the grounds for Muslim estrangement from the Congress."
-Brian K. Pennington, Maryville College, Religious Studies Review

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Book Description Cambridge University Press, New Delhi, India. Hardbound. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. William Gould explores what is arguably one of the most important and controversial themes in twentieth-century Indian history and politics: the nature of Hindu nationalism as an ideology and political language. Rather than concentrating on the main institutions of the Hindu Right in India as other studies have done, the author uses a variety of historical sources to analyse how Hindu nationalism affected the supposedly secularist Congress in the key state of Uttar Pradesh. In this way, the author offers an alternative assessment of how these languages and ideologies transformed the relationship between Congress and north Indian Muslims. The book makes a major contribution to historical analyses of the critical last two decades before Partition and Independence in 1947, which will be of value to scholars interested in historical and contemporary Hindu nationalism, and to students researching the final stages of colonial power in India. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Congress and the Hindu nation: symbols, rhetoric and action 3. Muslims, mass movements and untouchable uplift 4. The Aryan Congress: history, youth and the ‘Hindu Race’ 5. Congress radicals and Hindu militancy 6. Congress ‘Raj’, riots and Muslim mass contacts 7. Congress, Pakistan and volunteer militarism Conclusion. Printed Pages: 320. Bookseller Inventory # 032864

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