The Resource Hindu nationalism, history and identity in India : narrating a Hindu past under the BJP, Lars Tore Flåten

Hindu nationalism, history and identity in India : narrating a Hindu past under the BJP, Lars Tore Flåten

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Hindu nationalism, history and identity in India : narrating a Hindu past under the BJP
Title
Hindu nationalism, history and identity in India
Title remainder
narrating a Hindu past under the BJP
Statement of responsibility
Lars Tore Flåten
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assumed power in India in 1998 as the largest party of the National Democratic Alliance, it soon became evident that it prioritized educational reforms. In 2002, under BJP rule, a reorganization of the National Council of Educational Research and Training occurred, and four new history textbooks were published. This book examines the new textbooks which were introduced, considering them to be integral to the BJP's political agenda. It analyses the ways in which their narrative and explanatory frameworks defined and invoked Hindu identity. Employing the concept of decontextualization, the author argues that notions of Hindu cultural similarity were conveyed, particularly as the textbooks paid scarce attention to social, geographical and temporal contexts in their approaches to Indian history. The book shows that intrinsic to the textbooks' emphasis on similarity is a systematic backgrounding of any references to internal lines of division within the Hindu community. Through a comparison with earlier textbooks, it sheds light on the contested nature of history writing in India, especially in terms of nation building and identity construction. This issue is also highly relevant in India today due to the electoral success of the BJP in 2014, and the efforts of the Hindu nationalist organization Vishwa Hindu Parishad to construct a coherent Hinduism. Arguing that the textbooks operate according to the BJP's ideology of Hindu cultural nationalism, this book will be of interest to academics in the field of South Asian studies, contemporary history, identity politics and Hindu nationalism"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
954.0072
Index
index present
LC call number
DS435.8
LC item number
.F53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in South Asian history
Series volume
17
Label
Hindu nationalism, history and identity in India : narrating a Hindu past under the BJP, Lars Tore Flåten
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Analysing textbook narratives : theoretical and methodological aspects -- Ancient India : civilization as the primary agent -- A unitary society -- From glory to decline : the advent of Islam on the subcontinent -- Mughal ambivalence -- The freedom struggle : heroes and foes -- History : polemics and politics -- Closing remarks: History and nationhood
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ocn960195401
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 211 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315617695
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b37455072
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)960195401
  • pebc1315617692

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