Hindu nationalism and Indian politics : the origins and development of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh

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  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1990
Physical description
283p : ill, maps ; 23cm.
ISBN
  • 052138348X
Genre
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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Hindu nationalism and Indian politics : the origins and development of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh

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Other titles
  • Hindu Nationalism & Indian Politics
Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1990
Physical description
1 online resource (xii, 283 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN
  • 9780511558825 (ebook)
  • 9780521383486 (hardback)
  • 9780521059527 (paperback)
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  • text
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  • English
  • This book presents a comprehensive and perceptive study of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh through the first two decades of its history from 1951. The Bharatiya Jana Sangh was the most robust of the first generation of Hindu nationalist parties in modern Indian politics and Bruce Graham examines why the party failed to establish itself as the party of the numerically dominant Hindu community. The author explains the relatively limited appeal of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in terms of the restrictive scope of its founding doctrines; the limitations of its leadership and organization; its failure to build up a secure base of social and economic interests; and its difficulty in finding issues which would create support for its particular brand of Hindu nationalism. Bruce Graham ends with a major survey of the party's electoral fortunes at national, state and local levels.

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Hindu nationalism and Indian politics : the origins and development of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh

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  • Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press 2008
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xii, 283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780521053747
  • 0521053749
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  • First published 1990.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Bibliography
  • History.
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  • text
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  • English

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