Namaste Sharon

Hindutva and Sharonism under US Hegemony

Vijay Prashad


LeftWord Books, New Delhi, 2003

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n September 2003, Ariel Sharon became the firstIsraeli Prime Minister to step on Indian soil. Hindutva and Sharonism embracedeach other, and these two Asian right-wing ideologies hoped to form some sort ofentente against ???Islamic terrorism??? with the blessings of George W. Bush???sevangelical imperialism. Namaste Sharon, said India???s Prime Minister, but whatdoes the rest of the country say? In Namaste Sharon , politicalcommentator Vajay Prasad unmasks the nefarious agenda whereby the evangelicalimperialism of the Bush administration , the predatory agenda of the Sharonitesand the vainglory of Hindutva come together.

Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian and journalist. Prashad is the author of forty books, including Washington Bullets, Red Star Over the Third World, The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South. He is the Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter and editor at LeftWord Books. He has appeared in two films – Shadow World (2016) and Two Meetings (2017).