Hindutva as a variant of right-wing extremism

  title={Hindutva as a variant of right-wing extremism},
  author={Eviane Leidig},
  journal={Patterns of Prejudice},
  pages={215 - 237}
  • E. Leidig
  • Published 26 May 2020
  • Sociology
  • Patterns of Prejudice
ABSTRACT Leidig’s article addresses a theoretical and empirical lacuna by analysing Hindutva using the terminology of right-wing extremism. It situates the origins of Hindutva in colonial India where it emerged through sustained interaction with ideologues in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany who, in turn, engaged with Hindutva to further their own ideological developments. Following India’s independence, Hindutva actors played a central role in the violence of nation-building and in creating a… 

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