This classic collection by eminent scholars takes a critical look at the mobilizations, genealogies, and interpretive conflicts that have attended efforts to make India Hindu since the rise to power of Hindu political parties since 1980. The second edition has been updated with a new preface in which Ludden provides an incisive analysis of the recently held elections and highlights how Hindutva operates inside India’s political mainstream.

The US edition is entitled Contesting the Nation. The introduction can be read here

This classic collection by eminent scholars takes a critical look at the mobilizations, genealogies, and interpretive conflicts that have attended efforts to make India Hindu since the rise to power of Hindu political parties since 1980. The second edition has been updated with a new preface in which Ludden provides an incisive analysis of the recently held elections and highlights how Hindutva operates inside India’s political mainstream.

The US edition is entitled Contesting the Nation. The introduction can be read here

Activist Irom Sharmila walks free after 14 years

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NEW DELHI: A day after a sessions court in Imphal ordered release of human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, the activist was released from Imphal’s Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital on Wednesday.

Talking to reporters, Sharmila said she will continue her fast and that her stand on AFSPA remains unchanged. “I am crying because I am emotional,” she said.

"I want my demands met. The draconian law must end," Sharmila, who walked free after 14 years, said.

Sharmila had been on a fast for the last 14 years demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).