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dc.contributor.authorChacko, P.en
dc.date.issued2019en
dc.identifier.citationModern Asian Studies, 2019; 53(2):377-410en
dc.identifier.issn1469-8099en
dc.identifier.issn1469-8099en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/117274-
dc.description.abstractThe embrace of markets and globalization by radical political parties is often taken as reflecting and facilitating the moderation of their ideologies. This article considers the case of Hindu nationalism, or Hindutva, in India. It is argued that, rather than resulting in the moderation of Hindu nationalism, mainstream economic ideas are adopted and adapted by its proponents to further the Hindutva project. Hence, until the 1990s, the Hindu nationalist political party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its earlier incarnation, the Jana Sangh, and the grass-roots organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), adopted and adapted mainstream ideas by emphasizing the state as the protector of (Hindu) society against markets and as a tool of societal transformation for its Hindu nationalist support base. Since the 1990s, Indian bureaucratic and political elites, including in the BJP, have adopted a view of the market as the main driver of societal transformations. Under the leadership of Narendra Modi, in particular, the BJP has sought to consolidate a broader support base and stimulate economic growth and job creation by bolstering the corporate sector and recreating the middle and ‘neo-middle’ classes as ‘virtuous market citizens’ who view themselves as entrepreneurs and consumers but whose behaviour is regulated by the framework of Hindu nationalism. These policies, however, remain contested within the Hindu nationalist movement and in Indian society generally. The BJP’s discourse against ‘anti-nationals’ and the use of legal sanctions against dissent is an attempt to curb these challenges.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityPriya Chackoen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en
dc.rights© CambridgeUniversity Press 2018en
dc.titleMarketising Hindutva: The state, society and markets in Hindu Nationalismen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030102498en
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0026749X17000051en
dc.identifier.pubid286230-
pubs.library.collectionPolitics publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS03en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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