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Published: 27 April 2014

264 Pages

8.5 x inches

ISBN: 9780198089551

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Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security

Portents of Power

Chris Ogden

Oxford International Relations in South Asia

  • Produces the first-ever analysis of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) security policy, and focuses exclusively upon the ideological origins and practice of the BJP's foreign policy both inside and outside of government
  • Concentrates on the viewpoints of India's political parties and the country's security community (including ex-leading members of India's bureaucracy, all the three armed services, academics and journalists) concerning the origins, core principles, and future course of India's foreign policy
  • Makes a significant, original, and valuable contribution to existing (and expanding) literature on the BJP, Hindu nationalism, and Indian security
  • Is a study of how international affairs are seen by the BJP, the principal Opposition party in the world's largest democracy, and timely in the context of India's next general election scheduled for 2014

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