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Contour of Hindu Rashtra Hindutva, Sangh Parivar And Contemporary Politics

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ISBN: 9788178354736    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2006     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 342        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Former Professor IIT Mumbai, has been working for promotion of plural, secular democratic values since 1992. Has been writing on these issues regularly,also conducting workshops...Read more
Description About The Author:- Former Professor IIT Mumbai, has been working for promotion of plural, secular democratic values since 1992. Has been writing on these issues regularly,also conducting workshops and delivering lectures on themes related to threat of fundamentalism, communalism, and terrorism. Is associated with Center for Study of Society and Secularism, Anhad and All India Secular Forum. Has written several books, Contours of Hindu Rashtra (Kalpaz, 2001), Communal Politics: Facts versus Myths (2003), Religion Power and Violence (2005), Mumbai Post 26/11 (2009) (SAGE), Second Assassination of Gandhi (2002, Leicester University) and Dalits and Social Justice (2008, Mythri, Trivandrum). Recipient of Maharashtra Foundation (Communal harmony), 2002; Association for Communal Harmony, Star Award 2003; Indira Gandhi National Integration Award 2006 and National Communal Harmony Award 2007.Contents:- Preface • Introduction • Religion, Secularism and the State • Religion, Power and Violence • Profane Goals: Sacred Garb • Hindutva: Religion or Politics? • RSS and Agenda of Imperialism • Minorities and Human Rights • Ayesha and the Head Scarf • Anti-Conversion Legislation • Terrorism: Symptom or Disease • Terrorism as Revenge • Combating Terrorism • Communalism and Collective Violence • State and Violence • Veer Savarkar: Brave by Half • History as the Battleground • Many Ramayanas • Political Wine in a Cultural Bottle • Looming Saffron Threat and Electoral Choices • The Politics Behind Attempts to Review Constitution • Fire of Fanaticism • Putting Crocodiles to Shame • Gujarat Carnage-Can We Halt the March of Religious Fascism? • Fishing for Votes in the Rivers of Blood • Fake Apology • Manufacturing Faith • Commissar Sadhvi's Cow Agenda • Coding the Dress • Hindutva's Foot Soldiers - Dalits, Adivasis? • Riddles of Hindutva • Children of Lesser God • Fundamentalism and Women's Rights • Hindu Rights and Women • Hinduism and Gender Justice: Transitions in Nineteenth Century Bengal • Farzana, Nisha and Uniform Civil Code • Caging the Women • Uniformity or Gender Justice • Whither Gender Parity? • Rational Thought in Indian Tradition • Science and Society • History, Science and Social Change • Index.About The Book:- The Book Is A Collection Of Essays And Articles Written Over A Period Of 5 Years. The Essays Numbering 40 In Number Have Been Divided Into Nine Main Sections. Section I Discusses Essays On Religion And Society, Section Ii Contains Articles On Hindutva, Section Iii Has Essays On Hindutva And Minorities, Section Iv Selected Articles On Hindutva Threat Protection--Islam And Terrorism, Have Been Given. Section V Has Essays On Communalism And Violence, Section Vi Has Articles On Political Chess Board, Section Vii Has Essays On Hindutva And Dalits, Section Viii Discusses Women And Hindu Right And Lastly Section Ix Contains Articles On Faith And Reason., About The Author:- Former Professor Iit Mumbai, Has Been Working For Promotion Of Plural, Secular Democratic Values Since 1992. Has Been Writing On These Issues Regularly,Also Conducting Workshops And Delivering Lectures On Themes Related To Threat Of Fundamentalism, Communalism, And Terrorism. Is Associated With Center For Study Of Society And Secularism, Anhad And All India Secular Forum. Has Written Several Books, Contours Of Hindu Rashtra (Kalpaz, 2001), Communal Politics: Facts Versus Myths (2003), Religion Power And Violence (2005), Mumbai Post 26/11 (2009) (Sage), Second Assassination Of Gandhi (2002, Leicester University) And Dalits And Social Justice (2008, Mythri, Trivandrum). Recipient Of Maharashtra Foundation (Communal Harmony), 2002; Association For Communal Harmony, Star Award 2003; Indira Gandhi National Integration Award 2006 And National Communal Harmony Award 2007., Content:- Preface • Introduction • Religion, Secularism And The State • Religion, Power And Violence • Profane Goals: Sacred Garb • Hindutva: Religion Or Politics? • Rss And Agenda Of Imperialism • Minorities And Human Rights • Ayesha And The Head Scarf • Anti-Conversion Legislation • Terrorism: Symptom Or Disease • Terrorism As Revenge • Combating Terrorism • Communalism And Collective Violence • State And Violence • Veer Savarkar: Brave By Half • History As The Battleground • Many Ramayanas • Political Wine In A Cultural Bottle • Looming Saffron Threat And Electoral Choices • The Politics Behind Attempts To Review Constitution • Fire Of Fanaticism • Putting Crocodiles To Shame • Gujarat Carnage-Can We Halt The March Of Religious Fascism? • Fishing For Votes In The Rivers Of Blood • Fake Apology • Manufacturing Faith • Commissar Sadhvi's Cow Agenda • Coding The Dress • Hindutva's Foot Soldiers - Dalits, Adivasis? • Riddles Of Hindutva • Children Of Lesser God • Fundamentalism And Women's Rights • Hindu Rights And Women • Hinduism And Gender Justice: Transitions In Nineteenth Century Bengal • Farzana, Nisha And Uniform Civil Code • Caging The Women • Uniformity Or Gender Justice • Whither Gender Parity? • Rational Thought In Indian Tradition • Science And Society • History, Science And Social Change • Index.
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