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Author Menon, Kalyani Devaki.

Title Everyday nationalism : women of the Hindu right in India / Kalyani Devaki Menon
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The ethnography of political violence
Ethnography of political violence.
Contents Everyday histories -- National insecurities -- Violent dharma -- Benevolent Hindus -- Fun, games, and deadly politics -- Acceptable transgressions
Summary This ethnography analyzes the popularity of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India through examining the everyday acts of women activists, finding that women's ability to recruit individuals from a variety of backgrounds and the movement's willingness to accommodate a multiplicity of positions are central to understanding its expansionary power
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Rashtra Sevika Samiti (Organization)
Hindu women -- Political activity -- India -- Delhi.
Hindu women -- India -- Delhi -- Social conditions.
Hinduism and politics -- India -- Delhi.
Muslims -- India -- Delhi.
Nationalism -- India -- Delhi.
India -- Politics and government -- 1977-
Form Electronic book
ISBN (alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
Other Titles Everyday nationalism (Online)