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Wendy Doniger

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199360079

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.001.0001

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The Politics of Hinduism Tomorrow 1

The Politics of Hinduism Tomorrow 1

(p.142) The Politics of Hinduism Tomorrow1
On Hinduism

Wendy Doniger

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines fundamentalism as a serious threat to the future of Hinduism. It argues that fundamentalism and Hinduism are both political and religious phenomena, and that Hindu fundamentalism learned from the West much of its anti-Western identity politics. It also considers the revisionist history of the Hindutva faction (often called the Sangha) regarding India, the link between myth and history, and Hinduism's future prospects.

Keywords:   fundamentalism, Hinduism, West, politics, history, Hindutva, myth, India

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