The public face of Hindu nationalism

  title={The public face of Hindu nationalism},
  author={Parita Mukta},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={442 - 466}
  • Parita Mukta
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
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