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What Is New about Contemporary Indian Democracy?

The New Republic: Populism, Power and the Trajectories of Indian Democracy edited by Shray Mehta and Ravi Kumar, New Delhi: Aakar Books, 2022; pp 192, `495.

Unveiling Everyday Hindutva

Saffron Republic: Hindu Nationalism and State Power in India edited by Thomas Blom Hansen and Srirupa Roy, Cambridge University Press, 2022; pp Xii + 318, `1,295 (hardback).

Reconstructing the Secular Imagination of Gandhi and Nehru

The Secular Imaginary: Gandhi, Nehru and the Idea(s) of India by Sushmita Nath, London: Cambridge University Press, 2022; pp 300, $99.99 (hardback).

Making Sense of ‘New India’

Modi’s India: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy by Christophe Jaffrelot, Princeton University Press 2021; First Indian Edition by Context, Westland Publications; pp 639, `899.

An Indian Critique of Indian Nationalism

The Truths and Lies of Nationalism: As Narrated by Charvak edited and with annotations by Partha Chatterjee, Delhi: Permanent Black, 2021; pp 358, `695 (paperback).

The Archaeology of ‘Age’ in Colonial India

Sex, Law, and the Politics of Age: Child Marriage in India, 1891–1937 by Ishita Pande, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020; pp xvi + 322, price not indicated.

Voices and Choices of Muslim Women

Scholars of Faith: South Asian Muslim Women and the Embodiment of Religious Knowledge by Usha Sanyal, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2020; pp xvi + 394, `1,496 (hardcover).

How Has Women’s Participation in the Hindutva Movement Expanded Its Reach?

Women and girls participate in the Hindutva movement, espousing its exclusionary and violent practices, while simultaneously negotiating its patriarchal norms that govern their own lives.

Building a 'Hindu Rashtra' through 'Seva'

With the spectacular victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in India, the notion of Hindutva and Hindu nationalism have gained support. Malini Bhattacharjee explores the cultural appeal of the category of "seva" (service), one of the foundational pillars of the Hindu nationalist movement, and demonstrates how the political construction of seva, both as an idea and in practice, has advanced the entrenchment of Hindutva in contemporary India.

Between Adhyatmik and Political Hindutva

In order to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party’s agenda of communal polarisation, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, led by K Chandrasekhar Rao, articulated what it called “Adhyatmik Hindutva.”  Notwithstanding the inclusive character of this conception, its electoral feasibility and social desirability remain questionable.

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