Hindu Nationalism in Action: The Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian Politics

  title={Hindu Nationalism in Action: The Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian Politics},
  author={J. C. Harriss},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  pages={712 - 718}
  • J. Harriss
  • Published 2 October 2015
  • Political Science
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
India went to the polls in a general election in April May 2014. The prime ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Modi, was pitted against Rahul Gandhi (great-grandson of India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru), who led India’s long-standing party of government, the Indian National Congress, which had headed a coalition government over the previous ten years. Mr. Modi was a controversial figure because, as chief minister of the state of Gujarat (2001 14), he… 

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