Author: Thomas Blom Hansen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195652495
Topical and wide-ranging as well as rigorously historical and empirical, this book is an essential reading for anyone interested in the current transformation of Indian Politics.
This book examines systematically, for the first time, the history of the BJP and its current strategies and dilemmas. Well-known scholars with an intimate knowledge of India's states analyze the specific trajectory of the BJP at the regional level, the structure of its electorates, and the specific challenges it faces in major parts of India. This book also offers also offers a condensed overview of the current position of the BJP at the national level, even as it discusses this party's ambivalent response to the challenge of lower-caste mobilization and the globalization of Indy's economy. Topical and wide-ranging as well as rigorously historical and empirical, this book will be essential reading for anyone interest in the current transformation of Indian politics. Thomas Blom Hansen is Associate Professor at the Centre for International Development studies, roskilde University, Denmark. Christophe Jaffrelot is Research fellow at centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationalnes, France.
Introduction: The BJP After the 1996 Elections
Thomas Blom Hansen and Christophe Jaffrelot
BJP AND THE CASTE BARRIER: BEYOND THE TWICE-BORN?
The Sangh Parivar Between Sanskritization and Social Engineering
The BJP in Uttar Pradesh: From Hindutva to Consensual Politics
Rajput Hindutva, Caste Politics, Regional Identity and the Hindu Nationalism in Contemporary Rajasthan
A HINDI-BELT PARTY OR A NATIONAL PARTY?
BJP and the Politics of Hindutva in Maharashtra
Southern Discomfort: The BJP in Karnataka
Bounded Nationalism: Kerala and the Social and Regional Limits of Hindutva
The Akalis and the BJP in Punjab: From Ayodhya to the 1997 Legislative Assembly Election
DIVIDE THEY STAND
The BJP's Riddle in Gujarat: Caste, Factionalism and Hindutva
BJP and the Challenge of Factionalism in Madhya Pradesh
The Ethics of Hindutva and the Spirit of Capitalism