The Saffron Wave

The Saffron Wave

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Author: Thomas Blom Hansen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 293
ISBN/UPC (if available): 019564574x


Combining political history, ethnographic material, and sensitivity to colonial and postcolonial history, the Saffron Wave advances our understanding of democracy in the postcolonial period.

In this book Thomas Hensen analyses Indian receptivity to the right-wing Hindu nationalist party{BJP}, which claims to a polity based on ancient Hindu culture. .Rather than interpreting Hindu nationalism as a mainly religious phenomena, or a strictly political movement, Hensen places the BJP within the context of democratic governance in India.