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Lost Years of the RSS

Price : $22.75
ISBN # : 9788132105909
Author : Sanjeev Kelkar
pages: 408
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Published : 2011

Lost Years of the RSS is a historical analysis of the events that have shaped the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in its 85 years of existence. Written from an insiderﺁφs 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, while digging deep into its socio-political history.

Beginning with the political ethnography of the RSS, the book charts the organisationﺁφs growth over timeﺁ«from the Partition, the first ban, the Golwalkar and Deoras periods, the demolition of Babri Masjid, to the present, when the original principles of the Sangh have been forgotten, leading to the current decadence within the organisation.

The author concludes with suggestions for a way forward for the RSS, wherein the lessons learnt from the past can be put to use and the original values can be reinstated. At the heart of the book is the authorﺁφs implicit desire to contradict the current media representations of the Sangh and portray the RSS as what it was actually meant to be.

Table of Contents:

Foreword by KUMAR KETKAR Introduction 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: 1980ﺁ≈85 Catapulting the Hindu to the Centre Stage Road to Political Power and Its Aftermath The Unipolar World and the RSSﺁφ Response The Future, If Any The New Hindutva (Violent) Forces Epilogue: The Problem of Ideologies Postscript: Ayodhya Judgement and Bihar Assembly Elections Appendix 1: The ﺁ∞Dasheraﺁφ of Dalits and the Dashera of RSS Appendix 2: The RSS Constitution Glossary References Index

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 26 October, 2011.

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