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Jayati Chaturvedi & Gyaneshwar Chaturvedi

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Chapter 14: Ephemera, Communication and the Quest for Power: Hindutva in Uttar Pradesh

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Ephemera, Communication and the Quest for Power: Hindutva in Uttar Pradesh
Ephemera, communication and the quest for power: Hindutva in Uttar Pradesh
JayatiChaturvedi and GyaneshwarChaturvedi

Classical Western Orientalists have long romanticized the East. There is a need, however, to view the Orient in the clear and steady light of reason and, in the interest of greater understanding, demystify the perception of the East. Yet it has remained something of an enigma, wrapped in a dilemma, why a party which belongs to the Hindu right and carried the (unproved) odium of being the assassins of Gandhi in 1947 could make it to the centre in 1996, even though it was a only a thirteen-day wonder. In an early path-breaking study of Hindu nationalism, Bruce Graham (1990: 3–4, 91, ...

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