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Khaki Shorts and Saffron Flags: A Critique of the Hindu Right
by Tapan Basu
About the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, the Vishva Hindu Parishad, and the Hindutva; based on interviews conducted by the authors at various places.
Unknown Binding, 128 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by United Nations
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Jul 13, 2016 Nick rated it really liked it
Short book on the history of the VHP and RSS, and how they engage the masses through media. the authors are clearly coming from a non hindutva position, wherein most of the core claims of hindutva are not taken seriously. This is for the most part, normal and acceptable, but in some cases it makes the piece sound biased, especially in regards to the historical role of Islam as a force for violence in the subcontinent. It portrays these organizations as modern, strange phenomena on the crossroads ...more