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Shadow Armies: Fringe Organizations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva

Shadow Armies: Fringe Organizations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva by Dhirendra K. Jha

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Juggernaut (31 January 2019)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9353450195

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9353450199

Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 295 g

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20 x 14 x 4 cm

Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA

Price :  £12.50

Pub date : 30/01/2019

PB, Politics.


About The Book

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s steady advance over the last three decades – from two Lok Sabha seats in 1984 to 282 in 2014 – has been accompanied by the mushrooming of organizations that stir up trouble, polarize communities, incite violence and even kill – all in the name of Hindutva. There has been little to no insight into the structure of these organizations and their evolutions. Dhirendra K. Jha investigates and profiles eight such organizations across India, from Sanatan Sanstha, whose members have been charged with the brutal murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, to Yogi Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini.


About The Author

Dhirendra K. Jha is a senior political journalist who now works with Scroll. He is the co-author of Ayodhya: The Dark Night, a revelatory account of the installation of the idol of Rama within the Babri Masjid on the night of 22 December 1949.