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dc.titleHindu nationalism and the rise of caste-based parties in North India (1984-2004)
dc.contributor.authorYAMINI VASUDEVAN
dc.identifier.citationYAMINI VASUDEVAN (2007-10-11). Hindu nationalism and the rise of caste-based parties in North India (1984-2004). ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractThe rise of Hindu nationalism and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a major force in Indian politics in the early 1990s is an oft-examined topic of contemporary Indian political history. However, the progress of the BJP in the 1990s met several challenges, the strongest of which centred on the rise of caste-based parties as key state-level political mediators in north India. The rise of caste-based parties challenged the pan-Indian overtones of Hindutva and the BJPa??s attempts to consolidate the a??Hindu votea?? a?? for acknowledging caste-based parties as political partners meant a dilution of commitment towards the Sangh Parivara??s call for a united Hindu society. The BJPa??s handling of this ideological and political problematic, the effect this had on the partya??s character and functioning, and the transformation effected on Hindu nationalism as a result of these challenges, forms the central queries of this thesis.
dc.subjectHindu nationalism, BJP, caste, Mandal, Uttar Pradesh
dc.contributor.departmentSOUTH ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAMME
dc.contributor.supervisorRAJESH RAI
dc.contributor.supervisorREEVES, PETER DENNIS
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF ARTS
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