Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hindutva - A Collection of Articles and Ideas

Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat - Who Is Hindu? - Anybody who says I am Hindu - Hindi Speech


Hindutva (Hinduness) is  a word coined by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in his 1923 pamphlet entitled "Hindutva: Who is a Hindu?". It advocates Hindu nationalism. Members of the movement are called Hindutvavadis. According to a 1995 Supreme Court of India judgement the word Hindutva could be used to mean  "the way of life of the Indian people and the Indian culture or ethos".
(Download the book from http://savarkar.org/en/encyc/2017/5/28/downloaden.html )

The Sangh Parivar champions the concept of Hindutva. The sangh parivar comprises organizations such as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Akhla Bharatiya Vidhyardhi Parishad, Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh and many more..

by M.G. Chitkara


Hindutva, Ideology, and Politics

A. A. Parvathy

Deep and Deep Publications, 01-Jan-2003 - 322 pages
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Against Hindutva

Hindutva is an ideology for those whose Hinduism has worn off. Hindutva is built on the tenets of re-formed Hinduism of the nineteenth century. (Reformed according to make it well-bounded, monolithic, well-organized, masculine, and capable of sustaining the ideology of an imperial state.)

Pragmatism demands that the culture must adjust to the modern world by giving up its essence to become a part of global mass culture. (Essence it to be given up?)

Maybe, post-Gandhian Hinduism will have to take advantage of the democratic process to help Hindutva to die a slightly unnatural death. (Is there post-Gandhian Hinduism?)

Hinduism Versus Hindutva
The Inevitability Of A Confrontation
Times of India, February 18, 1991.



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Hindutva is ugly, Hinduism is beautiful. Don't let the bigot fool you

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Keep calm (about Hinduism) and ask Devdutt.


Hindutva as ‘way of life’ challenged.  Three persons approached Supreme Court to reverse its judgement that said Hindutva is a way of life.
Hindutva is not religion. It is not interpreting any ancient text in any one particular way.

Updated  27 September 2017,  29 July 2017

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