In the second week of January 1993, Bharatiya Janata Party's undisputed leader of the time, LK Advani, addressing a press conference after his release from detention post demolition of the Babri Masjid, stupefied journalists with the declaration that the Ayodhya agitation was not all about constructing a Ram temple. Few understood the importance of his claim and even fewer had clarity on what the Hindutva idea denoted. Little was known - barely a quarter of a century ago - how the nation, nationhood and nationalism was differently constructed in the discourse of the ...
Cow to temple politics: BJP strategy is about propagating Hindu nationalism
Polarisation is the principle goal though ways to achieve this are several.
Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay Last Updated at August 2, 2017 01:42 IST
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