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On the Indian readers of Hitler's Mein Kampf

Gupta, Suman (2012). On the Indian readers of Hitler's Mein Kampf. Economic & Political Weekly, 47(46) pp. 51–58.

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This paper brings an analytical perspective to bear on media reports on the popularity of Mein Kampf in India and evocations of Hitler in Indian political and cultural discourses. The basis and implications of such reports are examined for the Indian context, and relatedly for North American and European contexts. It is argued that Hitler and his manifesto are now evoked in India and elsewhere in fractured and dispersed ways that elide their ideological significance. The coherence and continuing potentiality of fascist ideology and Nazi-like programmes are noted, and it is suggested that their conceptual shadow remains recuperable amidst contemporary circulation of Mein Kampf and evocations of Hitler.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Author
ISSN: 0012-9976
Keywords: popular print circulation; India; Europe; Fascism; Nazism
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group (PGL)
History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Item ID: 36015
Depositing User: Suman Gupta
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2013 12:50
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 00:23
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