The Greater India Experiment: Hindutva and the Northeast
Arkotong Longkumer
  • ISBN 13 : 9788195539222
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Softcover
How does the RSS succeed where Hindus are a minority? What does Hindutva knowledge production look like in the largely Christian Northeast? Arkotong Longkumer spends time with people from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its affiliates in the region to understand their operations. Going beyond the organization’s programmatic ideological stance, he brings to life a wide cast of characters, their relationships and their stories. The Greater India Experiment is a forensic examination of Hindutva’s effort to forge a singular identity among the diverse peoples of Northeast India. About the Author Born in Kohima, Nagaland, Arkotong Longkumer is Senior Lecturer in Modern Asia at the University of Edinburgh, and Senior Research Fellow at the Kohima Institute, Nagaland. He is the co-author of Indigenous Religion(s): Local Grounds, Global Networks (2020), and co-editor of Neo-Hindutva: Evolving Forms, Spaces, and Expressions of Hindu Nationalism (2019).