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Bundle Of Two: SANGHI WHO NEVER WENT TO A SHAKHA + MODI AGAIN

by   Aabhas Maldahiyar (Author),   Rahul Roushan (Author)  
by   Aabhas Maldahiyar (Author),   Rahul Roushan (Author)   (show less)
Sold By:   Garuda Prakashan
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Sanghi literally means someone who is a member of the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) or its affiliates, but the ‘liberals’ use the term liberally to deride those who differ with their political and ideological stand, or those who wear Hinduism on their sleeves.

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Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Publishers Garuda Prakashan   Rupa Publications  
Category Indian Politics  
Weight 620.00 g
Dimension 15.00 x 2.00 x 22.00

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Sanghi literally means someone who is a member of the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) or its affiliates, but the ‘liberals’ use the term liberally to deride those who differ with their political and ideological stand, or those who wear Hinduism on their sleeves. This book analyses why Hindutva as an ideology is no longer anathema and what brought about this change. Why did a country that was ruled for decades by people espousing Nehruvian secularism suddenly began to align with the ‘communal politics’ of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)? The book is the story of this transformation. This is not an autobiography, though it could read like one in parts. It is not even a collection of intellectual essays, though it could read like one in parts. It is the retelling of some historical events and how those events impacted the journey of Rahul Roushan and countless people like him. The book looks at factors like education, media, technology and obviously, electoral politics, which played a key role in this transformation. The book also touches upon some of the personal experiences of the author, both as a media entrepreneur and a journalist. In author's words, ‘This book will be of special interest to readers who just want to badmouth me and the book, but I really hope the same people make an earnest effort to also understand what changed India and all those Sanghis who never went to any shakha.’ 

 

Aabhas, a self-professed Marxist voted against BJP and Narendra Modi in 2014. This is the story of his journey of transformation from a Modi hater to a Modi supporter.

In his own words— "I had both hearts at twenty and now have brain while I kiss thirty. This is a true story of the journey from being a ‘Marxist’ to an alleged ‘Modi Bhakt.’ I once saw Arvind Kejriwal as the savior of the realm and Modi as a mass-murderer.”

A study tour to Ajanta Caves began to shape a new Aabhas. He questioned the indoctrination into Communist ideology he got in college. “India leaped to become the third-fastest growing economy and its respect in the world reflects on the leadership of Modi. This is a New India, making alliances and friends, and willing to hit its enemies hard.”

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