Legacy of colonialism

Foreign swadeshi

Print edition : January 09, 2015

At the VHP's Virat Hindu Sammelan in Mumbai on December 14. Photo: Vivek Bendre

The ghar wapsi campaign illustrates how the Sangh Parivar continues a legacy of colonialism in calling for a demographically “Hindutva” nation. In reality, the theocratic notion of India as Hindutva is a very recent pardesi, or foreign, intervention.
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