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Major Sections
The Hindu Phenomenon
Index Author

Editor's Note

Hindu Nationalism 

A Unique Phenomenon

Retreat And Rage

The Civilizational Perspective

Ayodhya 

The Nehruvian Framework

Appendix 1 

Appendix 2 

Appendix 3 

Appendix 4 

  

THE HINDU PHENOMENON

Author

Editors Note

Author of the Book " The Hindu Phenomenon"

 

 

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Girilal Jain belonged to that minority of Indian intellectuals who welcomed the movement for the Ram temple as part of the process of Hindu self-renewal and self-affirmation...

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Hindu Nationalism : The First Phase

A Unique Phenomenon

Since the contribution of British Orientalists in the second half of the eighteenth century to the growth of self-awareness and pride in their past cultural achievements...

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The first point that needs to be emphasized in a meaningful discussion of Hindu nationalism is that it is something altogether different from other types of nationalisms...

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Retreat And Rage

The Civilizational Perspective

The central issue that arises out of developments connected with the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on 6 December 1992 

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I must say at the outset that I think in terms which are different from the ones that have dominated the public discourse in our country for a century and longer.

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Ayodhya : A Historical  Watershed

The Nehruvian Framework

1992 will doubtless go down in Indian history as the year of Ayodhya. 

 

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As discussed earlier, two processes have been on among Hindus since the early nineteenth century - modernization and self-renewal.

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Appendix 1 : Resolving the Ancient Language Problem

Appendix  2 :  Islam And The Nation Concept

An unknown Indian has taken on proponents of Aryan invasion/migration theory, demolished their case, and established that northern India is the original home of the Indo-European family of languages.

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Some Muslim scholars have questioned the validity of the concept of Islamic state as distinct from Muslim state the first being an ideological proposition ...

 

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Appendix 3 :  The Older Order Changeth...

Appendix 4 : Combining Bhakti with Power

The socio- economic - political order Jawaharlal Nehru fashioned and Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi kept going, with modifications, is in deep trouble. 

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Some liberal Hindus and Muslims have been highly critical of what I have written on the demolition of the Babri structure and related issues since 6 December 1992.

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