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Nationalist Rhetoric and the Politics of Panic

The unfolding of the plague crisis of 1896 in the Bombay Presidency played an instrumental role in shaping a new vocabulary of nationalism and regional politics in western India. The plague epidemic led to further consolidation of the upper caste-led conservative politics in western India. It was in the aftermath of the deadly plague crisis that the political discourse of cultural revivalism dominated by the Brahmins gathered incredible momentum, resulting in the consolidation of Hindu nationalist voices in western India.
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