Author: Prakash Louis
Publisher: Indian Social Institute
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187218312
This book attempts to trace the development of the brahminical communal nationalism under the guise of Hindu Nationalism. The author endeavors to identify the real agenda, the real face and force behind the nomenclature Hindutva.
The demolition of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya and the communal riots that followed after that, the increase in the atrocities on the minorities, the coming to power of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the attempt to review the Constitution etc are considered as the real threat to the Indian nation and society. This book goes much further and deeper and attempts to trace the development of the brahminical Communal Nationalism under the guise of Hindu Nationalism. Prakash Louis endeavors to identify the real agenda, the real face and force behind the nomenclature Hindutva.
He clearly and categorically points out that the saffron wave is not a phenomenon of the 1980s but it origin could be traced to 1930s that is even before the attainment of Independence. Prakash Louis judiciously highlights the fact that in a period of societal and national crisis, the Sangh Parivar has projected itself to be the defender of the nation and the society. He locates the ascent of the brahminical communal nationalism in the broader socio-cultural, political and economic crisis that is engulfing the state and the society. He argues forcefully that in the final analysis it is the attempt by the brahminical communal forces to maintain their hegemony and monopoly over the citizens of this ancient country especially over the Dalits, Tribals, women and the most backward castes.
The Evolution of Sangh Parivar
The Hidden Agenda: One Nation, One Culture, One People and One Leader
The Hindutva force and Economic Liberalization
The Sangh Parivar and Political Participation
The Hindutva force and Cultural Distortions
The Ayodhya Tangle : A Case Study
Alternative forms of Nation-State Building
Appendix I - Appendix VI