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Rising Hindu Nationalism In India

Rising Hindu Nationalism In India

Hindus make up 81 percent of India's population while Muslims make up 13% and Christians just over 2 percent according to the latest figures available but many right-wing Hindu nationalists want the entire country to be Hindu critics say Hindu nationalism has gotten even bolder since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came into power Modi's government is led by the Bihari Genta party that has deep Hindu nationalist roots India has a history of inter-religious violence and recently there's been a…

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The NDTV Dialogues: Defining Nationalism

The NDTV Dialogues: Defining Nationalism

good evening and welcome to the NDTV dialogues every week on this show we bring you a conversation of ideas tonight as India marks its 66th anniversary of Independence we look at defining nationalism a debate which was also had between Mahatma Gandhi rabindranath tagore Jawahar Lal Nehru even Muhammad Ali Jinnah what does nationalism actually mean to us today joining me tonight Jaswant Singh professor Ashish Nandi Java doctor and Swapan Dasgupta how would you define nationalism today at…

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Why India’s election has stoked conflict | The Economist

Why India’s election has stoked conflict | The Economist

India the world's biggest democracy 29 states seven territories 900 million voters and one age-old fault line nationalism this is an idea that will return the damage done but erase it spitting Hindus against Muslims and other minorities and putting India's long tradition of secularism under threat anomic ax is one of the 1 billion Hindus living in India she's 23 and studying for a degree in physics today she's leaving a rally to get students to vote in the…

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