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The Complimentarity Between Nationalism and Hinduism

Author Name(s)

Sur Sharma

Abstract

Both in the context of Nepal and India, Hinduism has been a complementing force to nationalism tacitly making people of other religious faiths amnesiac so that they are wholly blended into Hinduism imperceptibly. Although, primarily it is projected as secular state, the Indian fabric has been woven in such a way that it is the Hindu nationalism that supersedes all other nationalisms. Hindu nationalism has thus risen as a drive that is “deemed” capable of ensuring national integrity, binding peoples of divergent religious backgrounds and leveling all nationalities under one umbrella.

 Keywords

Hinduism, Nationalism, Racism, Sexism.