Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hindutva





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".


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..


Hindutva
by M.G. Chitkara

http://books.google.co.in/books?id=zqkBNr4U7cwC

Hindutva, Ideology, and Politics


A. A. Parvathy

Deep and Deep Publications, 01-Jan-2003 - 322 pages
Google Book Link - http://books.google.co.in/books?id=RpaEt8npT0sC


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindutva

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/Socissues/hindutva.html

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