Essays about: "hindutva"

Found 5 essays containing the word hindutva.

  1. 1. A Jihad on Love : A study on the phenomenon of love jihad in relation to Hindu nationalist constructs of identities in India

    University essay from

    Author : Joakim Björkelid; [2021]
    Keywords : India; Hindu nationalism; communalism; propaganda; Vishva Hindu Parishad; Is-lam; hindutva;

    Abstract : The aim of this paper is to investigate the Indian Hindu nationalist concept of “love jihad”, an idea based upon the alleged fact that Muslim men actively seeks out non-Muslim women for conversion to Islam by various methods including, false promises of love and abductions. While the accusation that Muslims are conducting love jihad currently is being propagated by several active Hindu nationalist groups, the focus of this paper lies on the Viśva Hindū Pariṣad (VHP) and the Rāṣṭrīya Svayaṃsevak Saṃgh (RSS), two major branches within the so-called family of Hindu nationalist organisations, or the Saṃgh Parivār. READ MORE

  2. 2. BJP - Champions of Feminism? : A study of Bharatiya Janata Party politics on maternity leave and party affiliated Hindutva gender ideals.

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Linnea Greven; [2020]
    Keywords : hindutva; maternity leave; BJP; gender roles; religious ideals; women’s empowerment;

    Abstract : In contemporary politics it is argued there exists a friction and contradiction between the right-wing, conservative parties that are gaining prominence around the world, among them BJP in India, and the feminist movement; one movement striving for the preservation of traditions and the other for change. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate and compare differences in how a political party with strong affiliation and background in a nationalistic ideology communicates laws which affect women’s opportunities for societal advancement, doing this by analysing the religious, cultural and symbolic aspects of Hindutva ideology. READ MORE

  3. 3. “In the spirit of the constitution” : A study of Amit Shah’s rhetoric on immigration and Indian identity

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

    Author : Joakim Björkelid; [2020]
    Keywords : Amit Shah; Indian politics; Hindu Nationalism; Hindutva; Propaganda; BJP; Citizenship Amendment Act; Muslims; Communalism;

    Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to analyse how India’s Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah, constructs the image of minorities and refugees in articles, speeches, and on social media platforms. The analysis is performed with the method of qualitative content analysis within a theoretical framework of propaganda put against the backdrop of Hindu nationalism. READ MORE

  4. 4. Shaping social and political identity : A critical discourse anlysis of the Bharatiya Janta Party

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Julia Lindahl; [2018]
    Keywords : Religion; Democracy; Identity; Hinduism; Hindutva; Pluralism; Caste System; Secularisation; Discourse Analysis; Critical Discourse Analysis;

    Abstract : This research paper uses Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) to analyse texts produced by the political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India. The analysis use Machin and Mayr’s (2012) concepts of Language and Identity and Nominalisation and Presupposition with the aim to understand how the BJP can influence the democratic society in India through discourse. READ MORE

  5. 5. Shiv Sena, Saamana, and Minorities : A study of the political rhetoric in an Indian Hindu nationalist and Marathi regionalist newspaper

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

    Author : Pär Eliasson; [2016]
    Keywords : Shiv Sena; Saamana; Hindu nationalism; Hindutva; Mumbai; Indian politics; political rhetoric; discourse; minorities; media;

    Abstract : The aim of this paper is to analyze how the Mumbai-based Hindu nationalist and regionalist/nativist political party Shiv Sena communicates about minorities through the Hindi version of its daily newspaper Saamana. After giving a brief introduction to Shiv Sena and the Hindu nationalist movement in India, the editorial articles published in the period Mon. READ MORE