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Realising the Right to Work

The Battle for Employment Guarantee edited by Reetika Khera (New Delhi: Oxford University Press), 2011; pp 264, hardback, Rs 595.

Where the BJP Survived-Rajasthan Assembly Elections, 1993

Rajasthan Assembly Elections, 1993 Rob Jenkins BJP's success in Rajasthan is largely attributable to Shekhawat's ability to translate the essence of Hindutva into Rajasthan's unique political idiom. Instead of harping on the destruction of the Ram mandir, he played on the cultural sensibilities of the electorate to transform that basis of rajput Hinduism into a movement for a rajput Hindutva ; Bhairon Singh [Shekhawat] talks like a socialist functions like a Congressman, and uses the RSS network to counter his hardline opponents in the BJP. You may have noticed: whether they like him or not, everyone in Rajasthan's political establishment is in awe of him.

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