Dharmo rakshati rakshitah : Hindutva movements in the UK

  title={Dharmo rakshati rakshitah : Hindutva movements in the UK},
  author={Chetan Bhatt},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={559 - 593}
  • Chetan Bhatt
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
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 paradigms in sociological and anthropological disciplines and argues that they can share much epistemological space with ethnic and religious absolutist tendencies that have arisen in South Asian communities. It explores the ideological orientations that were required in the Hindutva movement to ‘make sense… 

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