Hinduising Democracy

The Vishva Hindu Parishad in Contemporary India

Manjari Katju


New Text, Delhi, 2017

239 pages

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The book discusses the Vishva Hindu Parishad’s journey
 in India between 1995 and 2015 and its engagement
 with ideas of democracy, freedom and religion to take
Hindu nationhood ahead. It examines how the VHP
has drawn on the writings of V.D. Savarkar and
 M.S. Golwalkar to build an alternative conception of freedom 
and a critique of Indian democracy. Manjari Katju’s lucid and
 engaging book anchors the VHP in its ideological roots
 and increases our understanding of an organisation
 that has influenced and continues to influence Indian politics and social life.

Manjari Katju

Manjari Katju teaches political science at the University of Hyderabad.