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 the author or editor of about thirty books, including The Darker Nations: A Biography of the Short-Lived Third World, and Washington Bullets. He is the Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter, and Editor at LeftWord Books.