Making Gujarat Vibrant: Hindutva, development and the rise of subnationalism in India

  title={Making Gujarat Vibrant: Hindutva, development and the rise of subnationalism in India},
  author={Tommaso Bobbio},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={657 - 672}
  • Tommaso Bobbio
  • Published 30 April 2012
  • Political Science
  • Third World Quarterly
Abstract A significant aspect of India's postcolonial history has been the rise of subnationalism—popularly addressed as the challenge of regionalism—which has often pitted the Indian state against the regional centres of power. In fact, the organisation of Indian territory along linguistic lines favoured the emergence of regional movements challenging the authority of the central government in arguments typical of nationalist rhetoric, such as the specificity of language, territory and… 

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