• Publications
  • Influence
Hindu Nationalism: Origins, Ideologies and Modern Myths
The rise of authoritarian Hindu mass movements and political formations in India since the early 1980s raises fundamental questions about the resurgence of chauvinistic ethnic, religious and
Frontlines and interstices in the Global War on Terror
In the context of the ‘global war on terror’ and related debates about development and the new imperialism, this essay looks at the involvement of religious absolutist militias in humanitarian aid
Dharmo rakshati rakshitah : Hindutva movements in the UK
This article explores the relationship between Hindutva networks in the UK and the growth of Hindu nationalism in India since the 1980s. The article begins with a critique of ethnicity-based
Hindutva in the West: mapping the antinomies of diaspora nationalism
This introduction provides a historical background to Hindu nationalism and examines several theoretical and empirical themes that are important for its analysis both in India and the diaspora. It is
The Virtues of Violence: The Salafi-Jihadi Political Universe
The article examines some recent areas of Al Qaeda and salafi-jihadi ideology and argues that, while there has been an evolution in strategy since 9/11, the core elements of salafi-jihadi ideology
Democracy and Hindu nationalism
This study explores the relationships between Hindu nationalism, democracy and processes of expanding democratization in India. It considers important incommensurabilities in the way the Indian
Human Rights and the Transformations of War
The article explores a range of themes in the sociology of human rights that arise from recent transformations of war and warfare. Despite declining armed conflict since the end of the Cold War, much
The times of movements: a response.
  • Chetan Bhatt
  • Medicine, Sociology
    The British journal of sociology
  • 1 March 2008
Liberation and purity : race, new religious movements and the ethics of postmodernity
An examination of race and political/cultural/religious movements in the West in the context of transatlantic debates on modernity. It explains the relationship to political developments in the Third
European Social Space or Europe's Social Spaces?
This special issue of the Journal of Civil Society arose from the highly successful Dahrendorf Symposium on ‘Changing the Debate on Europe: Moving Beyond Conventional Wisdoms’, a joint initiative of