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  SikhSpectrum.com Monthly. Unholy Alliance: IDRF and Hindutva
Hindutva understands itself as “secular”, in that it is not based on faith, but the conversion of faith into culture.
Hindutva is the utilization of Hinduism to foment a supremacist movement.
In a climate where Hindutva is sanctioned and vindicated by an increasing army of henchmen and the state, it is imperative that citizens speak out against the collaboration between government and Parivar organizations in the promulgation of terror.
www.sikhspectrum.com /012003/idrf.htm   (957 words)

 Hindutva and history
Indian history from the perspective of the Hindutva ideology reintroduces ideas that have long been discarded and are of little relevance to an understanding of the past.
The Hindutva obsession with identity is not a problem related to the early history of India but arises out of an attempt to manipulate identities in contemporary politics.
History as projected by Hindutva ideologues, which is being introduced to children through textbooks and is being thrust upon research institutes, precludes an open discussion of evidence and interpretation.
www.flonnet.com /fl1720/17200150.htm   (1446 words)

 Manas: Culture, Everyday life in India
Hindutva is the ideology of a part of the upper-caste, lower-middle class Indians, though it has now spread to large parts of the urban middle classes.
Hindutva on this plane is the ideology of a section of the lower-middle class, living with the burning ambition of breaking into the upper echelons of modern India and yet fearful that they may be pushed into the ranks of the urban proletariat by the upper classes, not on ground substance, but of "style".
Hindutva cannot survive for long even in rural north India where Hinduism is more self-confident and the citizens have not been fully brainwashed by the media to speak only the language of the state.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/Socissues/hindutva.html   (1266 words)

 L. Stanislaus, SVD - Hindutva and Marginalized - Christian Response
Hindutva is a sub-acute, chronic fascism of a caste-ridden, hierarchicaly structured, and oppressive ideology.
Hindutva is essentially an outfit of socio-economic and political fundamentalism that pretends to be an agent of Hindu revivalism.
Hindutva forces are hijacking Indian culture and their thesis on Indian culture has virtually brought the nation to the brink of chaos.
www.sedos.org /english/stanislaus_2.htm   (8281 words)

 Wikinfo | Hindutva
Hindutva ("Hinduness", a word coined by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in his 1920 book of the same name) is a used to describe movements advocating Hindu nationalism.
Hindutva advances a strong critique of secularism as it is practiced in India, which it dubs pseudo-secularism, because of different standards for Hindus, Muslims and Christians.
Hindutva started gaining more widespread acceptance among some of the Hindu middle class after 1989 when Islamic fundamentalists drove 400,000 Kashmiri Hindus (known in general as Kashmiri Pandits) away from the Kashmir valley.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Hindutva   (823 words)

 Hindutva (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hindutva is an influential work by Veer Savarkar.
During his incarceration, Savarkar's views began turning increasingly towards Hindu cultural and political nationalism, and the next phase of his life remained dedicated to this cause.
Smuggled out of the prison, it was published by Savarkar's supporters under his alias "Mahratta." In this work, Savarkar promotes a radical new vision of Hindu social and political consciousness.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hindutva_(book)   (569 words)

 Hindutva and minorities
The Hindutva forces not only celebrated the victory in Gujarat but also declared their intention to repeat the Gujarat model in other states in coming elections.
Such hateful and revengeful Hindutva (which believes in even worshipping weapons on every Dassehra day) is bound to terrify minorities against whom its ire is directed.
Thus whenever such controversies arise - or are made to arise by the Hindutva forces - the minority leaders must restrain themselves and debate the issue preferably in a meeting of think tank from all possible angles and then take any stand.
www.pucl.org /Topics/Religion-communalism/2003/hindutva.htm   (1542 words)

 About Hindutva   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Hindutva's slogan 'one nation, one culture, one religion, one language' is similar to the Nazi slogan 'Ein volk, ein Reich, ein Fuehrer' (one people, one state, one leader).
Unlike Hinduism, Hindutva is an ideology of violence and a not merely a movement that happens to employ violence, so as an ideology of violence, it needs a hate-object to keep itself alive, and must express itself through aggression and vandalism.
Hindutva organizations are based on racial superiority of high caste Hindus and have the sole aim to purge (ethnically cleanse) India of religious minorities such as Muslims, Christians and other groups.
www.imc-usa.org /convention/hindutva.htm   (589 words)

 IndiaPost. Vajpayee attacks champions of Hindutva
In his "Musings from Goa", he said this was "an unfortunate and unacceptable interpretation" that ran totally contrary to Hindutva's true spirit.
On the one hand, secularism is being pitted against Hindutva, under the belief that the two are antithetical to one another.
"Hindutva is liberal, liberating and brooks no ill will, hatred or violence among different communities on any ground," he said, adding Hinduism's acceptance of diversity of faiths is the central feature of secularism in India.
www.indiapost.com /members/story.php?story_id=435   (354 words)

 proXsa: Politics: Hindutva: Hindutva Offensive Social Roots: Characterisation
Hindutva in essence is fascism, as to use Vanaik's 'Fascist minimum' criterion, its the 'core' and class character which should determine the nature of a movement, either in opposition or in power.
Hindutva's core, the social base is the cash crop farmer, the petty industrialist and multiple segments of middle classes (bureaucracy, professionals, traders etc) latched on to the big capital.
Hindutva aims to create the new ghettoised untouchables, the poor muslims, a la the shudra of the olden times and keeping this goal in mind it wants to suppress/sidetrack the social andpolitical aspirations of dalits, workers and women.
www.foil.org /politics/hindutva/rampun1.html   (8567 words)

In politics, Hindutva is the application of this principle of spiritual freedom to national life.
Hindutva therefore is an outgrowth of Sanatana Dharma as well as an essential part of it.
Hindutva is the practical and political manifestation of Sanatana Dharma.
members.tripod.com /naimisha/favorite.htm   (3621 words)

 Anti-Social elements in our society
The forces of Hindutva as represented by the BJP, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the Bajrang Dal, the RSS, the ABVP, the Shiv Sainiks believe that India is "one nation based on one culture'' and its heritage is linked with Hindu religion.
The forces of Hindutva are not shy of pursuing their goals with the help of political power irrespective of the fact that the Indian voters keep them punishing in election after election.
The cultural agenda of the forces of Hindutva not only has a primacy for all members of the Sangh Parivar, it is also the sole commitment of the BJP government.
www.angelfire.com /al/appiusforum/hindutva.html   (1910 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Currently, on the eve of the elections, this undefined Hindutva has once again been “diluted”, as Advani put it, and placed on the backburner in favour of the newly-discovered concept of “good governance”.
If by ideology he refers to the current state of Hindutva, he is right in dismissing the first course, and wrong in assuring that any dilution of it will lead to inclusiveness.
What is most urgently needed is to look afresh at Hindutva, not as a defensive ploy, a vote-getting gimmick, a source of emotions or a minority-wooing mechanism, but as an intellectual discipline.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040412/asp/opinion/story_3065906.asp   (1218 words)

 Hindutva is not Hinduism1
The sound and fury of Hindutva are at stark contrast to all this.
Hindutva language and strategies belong to the world of terrorism, not religion or spirituality.
Hindutva’s attempt to take Hinduism hostage has not succeeded because of the good sense and godliness of Hindus.
www.the-south-asian.com /August2003/Hindutva-terrorism.htm   (650 words)

In contrast, Hindutva politics is based on upper caste ethos, and aims at the hegemony of one section of society, one type of religion over the whole society.
Hindutva contradicts the Indian ethos and culture and is a total break from the 'spirit' of Indianness.
Hindutva is not a religion, it is a political movement which began in the early 20's and has picked up momentum in the last decade.
www.geocities.com /indianfascism/fascism/hindutva.htm   (2371 words)

 The Hindu : Of Hindutva and governance
From the party of Hindutva, it has become the party of governance, from an organisation beholden to the Sangh Parivar, it now is acting as a responsible ruling party, instead of playing on an apocalyptic politics of Hindu self- esteem, it is now occupying the space of sensible policy.
Hindutva has the potential of creating a volatile politics that can still plunge this country into chaos, and jeopardise the project of creating a free society where no individual is stigmatised for who they are.
Hindutva is a social movement that has produced an enormous amount of social churning that a lot of people feel empowered by.
www.hindu.com /2003/12/15/stories/2003121501471000.htm   (1400 words)

 Hindutva, Constitution and Dr Ambedkar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Because the ideals of political, social and economic liberaties are enshrined in the Constitution the responsibility for their fulfillment devolves on the government machinery and the citizens are granted some of these liberties in the form of the fundamental rights.
The protagonists of Hindutva in the widest ken of the term-aspire to bring a Hindu-again in the wide connotation-rule in the country.
The Hindutva ideology is not in conflict with the framework of the Constitution that lays down the political, economic and social ideals and the ideals regarding freedom of worship.
www.hvk.org /articles/0302/150.html   (3308 words)

 proXsa: Politics: Hindutva: The Saffron Dollar
That is, whether one is actually a follower of Hindutva or not, one tends to acknowledge its presence in terms of its electoral strength in India (via the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena) and the “relevance” of its overall politico-cultural arguments.
The importance of the distinction is this: not only has the Hindutva project been able to gain electoral support in specific regions in India, but in the United States it has grown silently and steadily to become a significant determinant in the lives and fashions of the Hindu community.
The Hindutva groups are immediately among the elite of these groups given their pipeline of funds and these groups are, therefore, able to exert their influence among subaltern populations.
www.proxsa.org /politics/hindutva/nridollar.html   (3507 words)

 SC judgment on Hindutva - Chapter 18 - Meaning of `HINDUTVA' And `HINDUISM'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ordinarily, Hindutva is understood as a way of life or a state of mind and it is not to be equated with.
The above opinion indicates that the word Hindutva is used and understood as a synonym of Indianisation, i.e., development of uniform culture by obliterating the differences between all the cultures co-existing in the country.
Whether a particular speech in which reference is made to Hindutva and/or Hinduism falls within the prohibition under sub-section (3) or (3A) of Section 123 is, therefore, a question of fact in each case.
www.hindubooks.org /scj/ch18.htm   (2960 words)

 HINDUTVA AND PARTICIPATION OF CASTES IN POWER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It is basic because its answer devolves on the proper concept of Hindutva and it is childish because it displays the ignorance of the reader of the fact that Hindutva encompasses the well-being of all the different section of people.
As the concept of Hindutva is permeating in the society, on the one hand, we find Hindus being mobilised in caste groups on the other hand.
Yet the thought that Hindutva means the masses and power to Hindutva is the same thing as power of the masses, has not percolated to the lower levels.
web.uni-frankfurt.de /irenik/relkultur20.html   (1378 words)

 4. Hindutva   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Hindutva is the engine that pulls the nation and takes us into the future.
It is cultural nationalism that has the power to unite.(…) Hindutva is not Hinduism, it does not ask anyone to follow a particular creed or ritual.
The position of both RSS and BJP, and even of Hindutva hard-liners like Balraj Madhok, is that Islam and Christianity are alright in themselves, but that in India, they constitute a problem of disloyalty.
www.bharatvani.org /books/wiah/ch4.htm   (1913 words)

 The quintessence of Hindutva
The tide of Hindutva was inaugurated by Raj Narain Bose and Nav Gopal Mitra.
In 1909 he wrote: `An Indian Nationalism, largely Hindu in its spirit and traditions, because the Hindu made the land and the people and persists, by the greatness of his past, his civilization and his culture, and his invincible virility.
Hindutva is not a word but a history.
www.indiacause.com /columns/OL_050625.htm   (1588 words)

 Unholy Alliance: The India Development Relief Fund and Hindutva
The Hindutva, Hindu supremacist, movement uses the vehicle of the state to cement Hindu religious majoritarianism into the foundation of a national culture.
IDRF was established in 1989, ostensibly to fundraise for organizations in India that assist in development and tribal well-being.
It is deceptive for IDRF to claim on its website that it raises money to "serve economically and socially disadvantaged people irrespective of caste, sect, region or religion," and utilize such funds in a sectarian manner.
www.dissidentvoice.org /Articles/Chatterji_IDRF-Hindutva.htm   (987 words)

 proXsa:politics/hindutva/Hindutva Composition
The Hindutva forces in India is not a monolithic institutional structure.
In other words, Hindutva is not embodied only by the most visible aspect - the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP - Indian people Party) but by an entire set of institutional arrangements and structures which all function together, in a reasonably coherent fashion to produce the ideological and material structures of the fascist complex.
This is Hindutva's parliamentary front which constantly makes efforts to breach the secular formation through parliamentary actions - elections, pushing for legislations of various kinds, making visible the ideology in limited and constitutional ways within mainstream political discourse.
www.foil.org /politics/hindutva/hindorg.html   (1070 words)

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