ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Hindu Nationalism Strategic Syncretism-in Ideology Building

The 'primordialist' approach, which sees cultural specificity as leading to ethnic consciousness and the 'instrumentalist' view, which sees such movements as being determined by elite manipulations of identity symbols, have in the main dominated investigations of the origins and development oj ethnic movements in India. The main drawback of both these approaches lies in this attitude to nationalist ideology. This paper suggests a different approach on the basis of a case study

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