Author: Vijay Prashad
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187496355
In September 2003, Ariel Sharon became the first Israeli Prime Minister to step on Indian soil. Hindutva and Sharonism embraced each other, and these two Asian right-wing ideologies hoped to form some sort of entente against Islamic terrorism with the blessings of George W Bush's evangelical imperialism. Namaste Sharon, said India's Prime Minister, but what does the rest of the country say?
Why did Sharon come to India?
What is the ideological affinity between Sharonism and Hindutva?
Why did India recognise and actively encourage a relationship with Israel in 1991?
What is the relationship between Advani's hot pursuit and Sharon's targeted assassinations?
What are the military and arms ties between India and Israel?
What is interoperability?
What are the US interests in the rapprochement between Sharon's Israel and Advani's India?
Why does the US finance Israel's depredations?
Why do Hindutva NRIs believe that they must emulate the Jewish Lobby?
Why Hindutva Seeks Out Sharon
The Master Plan
Why Sharonism Appeals to Advani
Contours of the Special Strategic Relationship
The Diaspora at Your Service
A Cautionary Tail