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Author Kelkar, Sanjeev.

Title Lost years of the RSS / Sanjeev Kelkar
Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 354 pages)
Contents Original design of the RSS : an analysis -- Political ethnography of the RSS -- Dominant tendencies of the Golwalkar era -- Withdrawal, return and ascent of Deoras -- The emergency and post-emergency -- The BJP, the Parivar and Deoras : 1980-85 -- Catapulting the Hindu to the centre stage -- Road to political power and its aftermath -- The unipolar world and the RSS' response -- The future, if any -- The new Hindutva (violent) forces
Summary This is a historical analysis of the events that have shaped the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in its 85 years of existence. Written from an insider's perspective, this in-depth work critically analyses the major turning points in the history of RSS from the viewpoint of both a follower and an opponent
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hedgewar, Keshav Baliram, 1889-1940 -- Political and social views.
Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh -- History.
Hinduism and politics -- India.
Hinduism -- Relations -- Islam.
India -- Politics and government -- 1947-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8132107624 (electronic bk.)
9788132107620 (electronic bk.)