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Decolonizing The Hindu Mind: Ideological Development Of Hindu Revivalism

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The ideological dimension of the Hindu revivalism has been mostly misrepresented or rather neglected in the ongoing debates on the subject.Thoroughly analysing the ideological statements of it's advocates and their critiques of the existing secular order Dr.Koenraad Elst provides an overview of the ideas animating the movement.A period of rapid political changes that witnessed the rise of the BJP with only 21 Lok Sabha seats in 1984 to have 179 seats that enabled it to form a coalition government at the Centre in 1998 is the focus of the study.Amidst the umpteen number of works available on Hindu revivalism,this work stands out with it's clear focus and clarity of thought.

  • Original Title : Decolonizing The Hindu Mind: Ideological Development Of Hindu Revivalism
  • Genre : Colonization , Political Analysis ,
  • ISBN : 8171675190 (ISBN13: 9788171675197)
  • Language : English
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ABOUT Koenraad Elst
Koenraad Elst

Koenraad Elst distinguished himself early on as eager to learn and to dissent. After a few hippie years he studied at the KU Leuven, obtaining MA degrees in Sinology, Indology and Philosophy. After a research stay at Benares Hindu University he did original fieldwork for a doctorate on Hindu nationa ... more


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January 03, 2020
This is a landmark book in the Hindu Revivalism space. As Indian civilization is embarking on mental and cultural decolonization, it is confronting a number of roadblocks along the way. This book will help the readers understand modern events and roadblocks by gaining a better sense of Hindu revivalist history from the 19th century onwards to the present day. It provides insights into the cultural decolonization that is necessary for an Indic renaissance. A product of a Doctoral thesis, the book is academic with rich references and footnotes. ... more


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