Title

THE DANGERS OF HINDU NATIONALISM

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2016

Abstract

In addition to worrying about their own flocks, they also fear that the West, smitten with the BJP's growth-oriented economic agenda and preoccupied by the threat of Islamic extremism, ignores the constriction of religious freedom and human rights in India today. Resembling at once a social-service organization, a paramilitary operation, and a religious order, the RSS survives today as the dominant member in a network of like-minded organizations, collectively known as the Sangh Parivar, a family of Hindu nationalist organizations that includes a worker's union, a student and youth union, a farmer's organization, a World Hindu Council (Vishva Hindu Parishad, or VHP), and a militant wing, the Bajrang Dal.