Vinayak & me: Hindutva and the politics of naming

@article{Chaturvedi2003VinayakM,
  title={Vinayak \& me: Hindutva and the politics of naming},
  author={Vinayak Chaturvedi},
  journal={Social History},
  year={2003},
  volume={28},
  pages={155 - 173}
}
This article examines political and intellectual influences of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's Hindutva: Who is a Hindu? (published in 1923) on the development of nationalism in India. The article argues that contemporary political concerns about national identity raised in India have historical links that go back to Savarkar's text, especially the discourses on the politics of naming. The article considers the implications of these writings on one of Savarkar's disciples: Dr Dattatrey Parchure, an… Expand

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