Jpjrs 7/1 issn 0972-3331, january 2004 51-68 the role of women in hindutva clemens mendonca institute for the study of religion, de nobili college, pune 411014 abstract: an analysis of the current indian religious situation reveals that india is plagued with religious fundamentalism and communalism. The role of women in hindutva ----- 51 clemens mendonca the place and role of women in the catholic church -----69 patriarchal constructs of womanhood in hindutva women's development is a threat to hindutva women's movements since the late 1970s had been quick to expose the ugly face of patriarchal system that spells the.
Home » what is hindutva, and what role has it played in indian identity politics what is hindutva, and what role has it played in indian identity politics.
Hindutva (hinduness), a term popularised by vinayak damodar savarkar in 1923, it is the predominant form of hindu nationalism in india the bharatiya janata party (bjp) adopted it as its official ideology in 1989.
Party’s staunchest advocates of its hindutva ideology, which sought to define indian culture in terms of hindu values his rise to the top ranks within the party was lauded as demonstrating the bjp’s democratic strength.
Hindutva and its role in indian identity politics is a complicated story in order to understand its involvement fully, we must look at hindutva’s transformation from a common ideology, to the cornerstone policies of indian political parties.