Hinduism and Politics

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    The relationship between Hinduism and politics is a complex issue and has gone through several important stages.These could be described as developments during the pre-colonial period, the colonial period and the post-independence period.In the period up to around 1990 what could be described as a secular approach to politics in India put forward by India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was dominant. However, from the 1990s onwards there has been a rise in the power of politics that identifies itself as Hindu.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Religion and Politics
    Editors Jeffrey Haynes
    Place of PublicationAbingdon and New York
    ISBN (Print)9781138826991
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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