Hindu Nationalism and Identity Politics in 21st Century India: A Socio-Religious Perspective

اکیسویں صدی کے ہندوستان میں ہندو قوم پرستی اور شناخت کی سیاست: ایک سماجی-مذہبی تناظر


  • Nadeem Aslam University of Oxford Author
  • Prof. Michael Brown Department of Psychology, University of Chicago Author


Hindu nationalism, identity politics, India, socio-religious perspective, cultural identity


In contemporary India, the intertwining of religion and politics has been a subject of intense scrutiny and debate. This scholarly paper delves into the phenomenon of Hindu nationalism and its implications on identity politics in the Indian context, with a particular focus on the socio-religious dynamics at play. Through a comprehensive analysis, this study elucidates the multifaceted nature of Hindu nationalism, exploring its historical roots, ideological underpinnings, and its manifestation in contemporary socio-political movements. Drawing upon theoretical frameworks from sociology, political science, and religious studies, this paper examines the complex interplay between Hindu nationalism, socio-economic factors, and identity formation processes. Furthermore, it critically examines the role of Hindu nationalism in shaping the socio-political landscape of 21st-century India, including its impact on minority communities, secularism, and democratic institutions. By adopting a socio-religious perspective, this study seeks to provide valuable insights into the complexities of identity politics in India, shedding light on the intricate dynamics of religion, nationalism, and social cohesion in a diverse and rapidly changing society.