Hindu Nationalism in India: Ideology and Politics, Chakrabarty, Jha. Routledge New York, 2020, 289.

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The latest addition to the Routledge series on South Asian studies, “Hindu Nationalism in India Ideology and Politics” is the eighth book of the series. It is written by two seasoned academics: Bidyut Chakrabarty who is Vice Chancellor of Visva-Bharati, a public university in Santiniketan, Bengal; and Bhuwan Kumar Jha who is Assistant Professor in History at Satyawati College, University of Delhi.

As stated by the authors in the preface, “the aim is to reach out to a wider section of readers; we have avoided, as far as possible, those futile academic jargons which usually make the text unnecessarily cumbersome and thus extremely difficult to read”. This decision makes the book not only more elaborative in nature but also pulls the reader into the intriguing content without making intellectual references or allusions.

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