Transnational networks and Hindu nationalism

Arvind Rajagopal

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Nine months after the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayod-hya, India, in December 1992, a conference was held in Washington, D.C., sponsored by VHP of America, the U.S. branch of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Assembly). Despite the fact that VHP (India) had been banned by the Indian governmentt for its role in the destruction of Babri Masjid and in the riots that followed, several VHP leaders were allowed to attend the 1993 conference under the pretext that “Global Vision 2000” was purely a cultural event, marking the centenary anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's 1893 address to the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-58
Number of pages14
JournalCritical Asian Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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