The rise of communalism in recent years as the major claimant to power in Indian politics has posed a serious challenge to the survival of democracy and is even threatening the fabric of the Constitution. Coupled with the fact that political discourse in the international arena has been increasingly using the language of religion, this phenomenon has posed a serious challenge to human rights movements worldwide. The seventeen original essays in this volume traverse a large canvas and critically interrogate Hindutva from multiple vantage points in the light of recent national and international political events.

Terrorism and Imperialism: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Terrorism and imperialism: Two sides of the same coin

Asignificant amount of news items, discussions in visual and print media have been constructed around the theme of ‘war on terrorism’ since the unfortunate incidents of 9/11. Two wars have already been fought and millions of peoples of Afghanistan and Iraq have been subjugated under that name. The threat of attacks on the people Iran and Syria in the immediate future is persisting. Besides, the administration of the world's only super power, the United States has been relying on this phrase ‘war on terrorism’ to justify their foreign policy and to define the enemy one cannot afford to take this concept of terrorism lightly.

Terrorism: Meaning and Types

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