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- DescriptionConventional wisdom says that integration into the global marketplace tends to weaken the power of traditional faith in developing countries. But, as Meera Nanda argues in this path-breaking book, this is hardly the case in today's India. Against expectations of growing secularism, India has instead seen a remarkable intertwining of Hinduism and neoliberal ideology, spurred on by a growing capitalist class. It is this State-Temple-Corporate Complex, she claims, that w wields decisive political and ecomic power, and provides ideological cover for the dismantling of the Nehru-era state-dominated ecomy. According to this new logic, India's rapid ecomic growth is attributable to a special Hindu mind, and it is what separates the nation's Hindu population from Muslims and others deemed to be anti-modern. As a result, Hindu institutions are replacing public ones, and the Hindu revival itself has become big business, a major source of capital accumulation. Nanda explores the roots of this development and its possible future, as well as the struggle for secularism and socialism in the world's second-most populous country.
- Author(s)Meera Nanda
- PublisherMonthly Review Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication04/04/2012
- SubjectReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMonthly Review Press,U.S.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight478 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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