Hindu Nationalist Conceptions of History: Constructing a Hindu–Muslim Dichotomy

@article{Flten2012HinduNC,
  title={Hindu Nationalist Conceptions of History: Constructing a Hindu–Muslim Dichotomy},
  author={Lars Tore Fl{\aa}ten},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={35},
  pages={624 - 647}
}
  • Lars Tore Flåten
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Sociology
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
Abstract In this article, I seek to examine some key mechanisms underlying the dichotomisation between Hindus and Muslims in Hindu nationalist history writing. Two arguments are central to this study. One is that the strict dichotomisation between Hindus and Muslims presupposes homogeneous categories. This is particularly clear if one examines how Hindu nationalist intellectuals made sense of ambiguities, of individuals and cultural traditions that did not fit directly into the categories… 

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