"Yankee Hindutva": Die transnationale Dimension des Hindu-Nationalismus

Pierre Gottschlich
2011 S+F. Sicherheit und Frieden. Security and Peace  
The Hindu nationalist movement has established itself as a key political and societal player in India. Its rise to power was accompanied and marred by violent excesses culminating in the Gujarat pogrom of 2002. Bloody conflicts between Hindu nationa list radials and certain minorities in India, particularly Muslims and Christians, are still common. Despite its violent connections, the Hindu nationalist movement has received and continues to receive substantial support from the Indian overseas
more » ... pulation. The arguably most important group among these outside supporters is the "Yankee Hindutva". For example, this radical part of the Indian diaspora in the United States was critical for the electoral success of Hindu nationalists in India. It has recently been challenged by more secular segments of the Indian American population.
doi:10.5771/0175-274x-2011-1-1 fatcat:uaryy6eqqfg5jhigc2lcnspy7q