Hindu Nationalism or Pragmatic Party Politics? A Study of India's Hindu Party

  title={Hindu Nationalism or Pragmatic Party Politics? A Study of India's Hindu Party},
  author={R. Datta},
  journal={International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society},
  • R. Datta
  • Published 1999
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society
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