Khaki Shorts Saffron Flags

ISBN Number: 
0 86311 383 4
Published Date: 
Thursday 5th August 1993 Asia/Kolkata
Tapan Basu
A Critique of the Hindu Right Tracts for the Times

Pradip Datta, Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar, Sambuddha Sen

Khaki Shorts and Saffron Flags is a penetrating and meticulously researched critique of the forces of Hindutva. The authors trace the roots of the Hindutva ideology to the politics of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. They discuss the history of the RSS and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, analyze the institutional structures of the organizations, their political language, their attempts at transforming Hinduism, and their strategies of communal mobilization around the Ram Janambhoomi - Babri Masjid issue. This tract focuses not only on the speeches and writings of the RSS and VHP, but on their video cassettes, songs, posters and conversations. This important tract is essential reading for anyone who is concerned with the real nature of the politics of Hindutva, and with the increasing communalization of Indian society.

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Orient BlackSwan (1993)
ISBN-10: 0863113834
ISBN-13: 978-0863113833
Language: English