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Swami Vivekananda and the sangh parivar: convergent or divergent views on population, religion and national identity?

Beckerlegge, Gwilym (2006). Swami Vivekananda and the sangh parivar: convergent or divergent views on population, religion and national identity? Postcolonial Studies: Culture, Politics, Economy, 9(2) pp. 121–135.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13688790600657801
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Abstract

The article examines the way in which organisations representing the Hindu Right have deployed the ideas of Swami Vivekananda in their political rhetoric in which Hinduism has been depicted as being at risk because of changes in the balance of India's religious communities. It is argued that, although Vivekananda voiced similar concerns about threats to Hinduism at the end of the nineteenth century, such ideas have been taken up by the Hindu Right with little regard to his philosophy as a whole.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1368-9790
Keywords: Vivekananda; Hindu Right; Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh; population; appropriation; conversion
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Religious Studies
Item ID: 2884
Depositing User: Gwilym Beckerlegge
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/2884
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