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Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power

Chris Ogden


This book produces the first-ever analysis of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) security policy. It traces the impact of Hindu nationalism upon India’s contemporary security practice by investigating BJP policy before, during, and after their leadership of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. Based upon primary sources and extensive interviewing, the volume principally analyses the BJP’s tenure in government from 1998 to 2004—a period of vital importance concerning India’s rise in international prominence. Specifically, it confirms the crucial impact of BJP int ... More

Keywords: Hindutva, BJP, India, security, international relations, norms, identity, evolution, constructivism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198089551
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089551.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Ogden, author
Lecturer, International Relations (Asian Security), University of St Andrews in Scotland