Are liberal Hindu cowards

Hindu nationalism and cohesive identity in India

Open or Closed Collective Individuality pp 417-440 | Cite as

  • Pierre Gottschlich
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The confrontation between open and closed identity schemes has shaped Indian democracy for decades. Long before (right) populist parties and politicians in Europe and America achieved their current importance, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP, "Indian People's Party") already the government in New Delhi. After being voted out of office in the meantime, she returned to power triumphantly in 2014 under the equally charismatic and controversial party leader Narendra Modi and prepared to change Indian society for the long term.

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