The Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 44, No.28, July 11 - July 17, 2009
HINDU TRIUMPHALISM AND THE CLASH OF CIVILISATIONS
by Meera Nanda
This essay examines the emergence of Hindu triumphalism which openly and unapologetically celebrates its conception of “superiority of Hinduism over the alleged depravity of Semitic monotheistic religions”, namely, Islam and Christianity. It focuses on the publishing house called Voice of India which has emerged as the most vocal source of Hindu triumphalism. It takes a closer look at who the VOI ideologues are, what they are saying, how they are making connections with the European New Right and how they are influencing the political culture of India.
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