Everyday Nationalism

This ethnography analyzes the popularity of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India through examining the everyday acts of women activists, finding that women's ability to recruit individuals from a variety of backgrounds and the movement's willingness to accommodate a multiplicity of positions are central to understanding its expansionary power.

Everyday Nationalism
Women of the Hindu Right in India

Kalyani Devaki Menon

2009 | 232 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $24.95
Anthropology
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Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration

Introduction
Chapter One: Everyday Histories
Chapter Two: National Insecurities
Chapter Three: Violent Dharma
Chapter Four: Benevolent Hindus
Chapter Five: Fun, Games, and Deadly Politics
Chapter Six: Acceptable Transgressions

Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments