ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Matter of Definitions

GOPAL GURU (EPW, February 16) com- ments disapprovingly on the attempts of 'Hindu communal forces' to 'Hinduise' Ambedkar for the "subsequent assimilation of dalits into Hindu fold". Guru's discussion is based on a fundamental misconception about the connotations of the terms 'Hinduism' and 'Hindutva'.

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