MILITANT HINDU NATIONALISM: THE EARLY PHASE
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF GOVERNMENT
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Following a brief discussion of the Indian political tradition, the report analyzes the origins and significance of militant Hindu nationalism in the period 1880-1916. The ideas of several representative nationalist leaders - - B. G. Tilak, Aurobindo Ghose, Lajpat Rai, B. P. Pal -- are examined and their influence on the terrorist movement is discussed. The report concludes with some thoughts on contemporary Hindu communalism.
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