oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Hindu-Muslim and Hindu-Christian relations in the context of the rise of Hindutva in India
|Article Title||Hindu-Muslim and Hindu-Christian relations in the context of the rise of Hindutva in India|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Religions, Bishop's College, Kolkata and the North India Institute of Postgraduate Theological Studies (NIIPGTS) & guest lecturer, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Nov 2002|
|Pages||376 - 388|
|Keyword(s)||Central divine figure, Communal sexual violence, Communalism, Hindu Epic, Ideology of religious identity, Indian church, Ramjanambhoomi and Religion as belief system|
This paper discusses the rise of Hindutva in India, the Controversy surrounding the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, the communal Hindu-Muslim violence in Gujarat during 2002, and the atrocities committed against Indian Christians since December 1998. The role of the Sangh Parivar, an alliance of Hindu organisations is highlighted troughout in conclusion, the paper reflects on the attitude of the majority Hindu community towards religious minorities.
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