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"The world's best minority": Parsis and Hindutva’s ethnic nationalism in India

Buck, Jesse


There is an assumption that nationalist movements which are constituted by an ethnic majority are hostile towards all minorities, so how does one account for such a movement’s affection for one minority and hostility for another? In this paper I explore this question using the case study of a Hindu nationalist movement in India called Hindutva which simultaneously expresses hostility towards Muslims and affection for another minority known as the Parsis. I argue in societies that imagine...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethnic and Racial Studies
DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1259492
Access Rights: Open Access


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