ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Saffronisation of Shiv Sena-Political Economy of City, State and Nation

The blatant claim of responsibility by the leader of the Shiv Sena for the orchestration of the January 1993 riots, without attracting reprisal, and the issuing of open threats indicate the dramatic changes that have occurred in the 1960s. The open complicity of a substantial section of the police force and the involvement of white-collar neighbourhoods also demand some critical analysis. This paper traces the transitions in the life history of the Shiv Sena over the last 25 years in such a way as to set an agenda for future research and practice, with the practical goat of finding ways to meet the Shiv Sena challenge.

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