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RSS, School Texts and the Murder of Mahatma Gandhi
The Hindu Communal Project

First Edition


August 2008 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
RSS, School Texts and the Murder of Mahatma Gandhi undertakes the novel experiment of juxtaposing three apparently quite different issues, the nature of the RSS school textbooks, the murder of the Mahatma and the basic ideology of Savarkar and Golwalkar. While deeply delving into all three aspects, it brings out the deep connection between them.

The book, which brings out the basic ideological underpinnings of the Hindu Communal Project, is divided into three parts. Part I discusses how this ideology is propagated among young impressionable minds through school textbooks. Part II studies the role of the Sangh combine in the murder of Mahatma Gandhi and Part III analyses the basic elements of the Hindu communal ideology, as propounded by some of its founders like Savarkar and Golwalkar.

The book brings home to us in a dramatic manner the great threat communalism poses to our society, thus making it a must-read for the general educated reader, including politicians, political workers, social activists and journalists.

Bipin Chandra
Foreword
 
PART ONE: RSS AND SCHOOL EDUCATION
 
PART TWO: THE LONG SHADOW OF GANDHIJI'S ASSASSINATION: Conspiracy to Murder Gandhiji
 
Context of Gandhiji's Murder
 
Threat to Nature of Indian State
 
No Regret for Gandhiji's murder
 
PART THREE: IDEOLOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF THE HINDU COMMUNAL PROJECT
 
Attitude towards Non-Hindus
 
Anti-Muslim Bias
 
Anti-Congress and Anti-Gandhi Stance
 
Hindu Communal (re)Definition of Indian Nationalism and their own Loyalism

This book…is a worthwhile read as a sort of potted history of Hindutva-inspired hatred and to remind those who may want a refresher course in the context of recent happenings.

DNA

In just under 100 pages, the three historians from Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University have succeeded in highlighting the fact that communalism continues to be a threat in present day India…the authors argue and suggest that it is time that we capitalise on the presence of secular forces within the country.

Businessworld

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ISBN: 9788178298542
£14.99