India  

Hindutva

Form of right-wing Hindu nationalism

Hindutva    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Hindutva (transl. Hinduness) is the predominant form of Hindu nationalism in India. The term was formulated as a political ideology by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in 1923. It is used by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other organisations, collectively called the Sangh Parivar.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


Uddhav targets BJP, says efforts on to take country towards dictatorship under guise of Hindutva

Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray on Monday targeted former ally BJP saying it is trying to take the country towards dictatorship through the "sham" Hindutva. Without naming BJP, he said they want to..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP turning coastal Karnataka into Hindutva laboratory: Siddaramaiah


IndiaTimes - Published

I am a Hindu but oppose Hindutva: Congress leader Siddaramaiah

Asserting that he is a Hindu but opposed to Hindutva, former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said he never opposed Ram Temple in Ayodhya but was against using it for political gain. He..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cannot compromise on ideological issues like Savarkar and Hindutva: Sanjay Raut

Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena cannot compromise on key ideological issues like respect for V D Savarkar and Hindutva even as it is a part of the Maha..
IndiaTimes - Published

Veer Savarkar's grandson Ranjit Savarkar to file complaint against Rahul Gandhi for insulting freedom fighter

Rahul Gandhi said that Hindutva ideologue, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar used to take a pension from Britisher and worked against Congress.
DNA - Published

Himachal Elections 2022: BJP pins hopes on Brand Modi, women voters and Hindutva; Congress banks on karmacharis, 'Revdi'

The prime minister also raised the nationalism card given the fact that a major part of state's electoral population is formed by soldier families.
DNA - Published

Why this gunshot in Punjab may be heard in Gujarat

A right wing Hindutva leader Sudhir Suri, the Shiv Sena Taksali president, was shot dead on a busy Amritsar street Friday afternoon. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead...
IndiaTimes - Published

'Most cunning person of century': Kumar Vishwas on Arvind Kejriwal's demand for 'Laxmi-Ganesh' on currency notes

Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan also reacted and called it an attempt by Kejriwal to overtake the BJP on the Hindutva front.
DNA - Published

Mulayam Singh Yadav: In success or failure, always 'Netaji' to his supporters

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, who founded the SP in 1992 as the campaign for a Ram temple was peaking, was seen as a critical secular counterpoint to the rise of Hindutva politics in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

RSS will continue its outreach to Muslims: Mohan Bhagwat

The “so-called minorities” face no danger and Hindutva organisations will continue to reach out to them to assuage their fears, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said in his first public..
IndiaTimes - Published

UP mantri, BJP MLA sent to jail in riots case, get bail in 2 hours

Uttar Pradesh junior minister for vocational education and skill development (independent charge) Kapil Dev Aggarwal, BJP MLA from Khatauli constituency Vikram Saini, firebrand Hindutva proponent..
IndiaTimes - Published

Knives out over Mamata's RSS 'praise', critics say she wooed Hindutva group earlier too

A veritable political 'storm in a tea cup' has arisen over TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee's assertions on Wednesday that all in the RSS were “not bad” and there are many who “do not support BJP”...
IndiaTimes - Published

Admit that you revolted to save yourself from probe agencies, stop maligning Hindutva: Raut to Sena rebels


IndiaTimes - Published

2 years of NEP: Macaulay's system was meant for making Indians slaves, says education minister Dharmendra Pradhan

The National Education Policy was implemented on July 29, 2020. Union home minister Amit Shah will launch several initiatives related to the education sector in New Delhi on the second anniversary of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Errors should be rectified, says Didi; Mahua Moitra fires fresh salvo

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Thursday defended her recent comments on the “meat-eating and alcohol-accepting” Goddess Kali and said she would continue to resist “the BJP’s attempt to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Issues related to Dawood Ibrahim, Mumbai riots came up but MVA government was indecisive: CM Shinde

"We have decided to take our Hindu Hriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray's Hindutva ideology, his role further. If 50 MLAs take such a step, then there must be a big reason for it. Nobody takes such a big..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gehlot attacked for 'policy of appeasement'

After the Udaipur beheading, BJP leaders, VHP and other Hindutva outfits attacked the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan for its alleged politics of appeasement, saying that it has led..
IndiaTimes - Published

Victory of Bal Thackeray's Hindutva: Eknath Shinde on SC relief

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Monday termed the relief by the Supreme Court to him and other dissident Sena lawmakers as the victory of Bal Thackeray's Hindutva and the ideals of his mentor..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Form alliance with BJP': Rebel MLAs plea to Uddhav Thackeray in open letter

Shiv Sena rebel MLAs on Monday requested Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray to form a new alliance with the BJP and not shift the party away from Hindutva and its core ideology.
IndiaTimes - Published

'Time for Hindutva is over, need to focus on real issues': Congress leader Vivek Tankha

Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha said that Ram Mandir and other issues raised by the BJP have had an impact only in the Hindi heartland.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra political crisis: Rebel ministers will be sacked in 24 hours, says Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut claims that half of the rebels have nothing to do with Hindutva, but they are facing ED's probe.
DNA - Published

Sena, Hindutva can’t be separated: Uddhav Thackeray


IndiaTimes - Published

Uddhav Thackeray's 'soft Hindutva' failed to strike a chord


IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra political crisis: Eknath Shinde says will carry Balasaheb Thackeray's Hindutva; key points

Shinde along with other MLAs was staying at a hotel in Gujarat's Surat following the cross-voting in Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) polls and took flight earlier today to reach Guwahati.
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

BJP action sparks protests from Hindutva backers


IndiaTimes - Published

Shiv Sena backstabbed Maharashtra, Hindutva: BJP at VD Savarkar event

PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah's brand of Hindutva is inspired from the thoughts and actions of VD Savarkar, BJP said.
DNA - Published

Right man in right party to Hindutva allegation: How former Congress colleagues reacted to Sunil Jakhar joining BJP


IndiaTimes - Published

Jakhar started working for BJP long before, playing blatant Hindutva politics: Punjab Congress chief


IndiaTimes - Published

Chintan Shivir 2022: Congress plans to push social, economic agendas to counter Hindutva

In the padyatra it has been decided that Rahul Gandhi will hold the major foot march, and Sonia Gandhi will also be participating.
DNA - Published

Baghel, Kamal Nath for soft Hindutva line, but stiff opposition within Cong


IndiaTimes - Published

Some parties misleading with fake Hindutva: Uddhav, says BJP indulging in ugly politics

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said some parties are misleading with "fake Hindutva" and accused estranged ally BJP of playing "ugly" politics. Targetting BJP at a public..
IndiaTimes - Published

No violation of loudspeaker rules in Maharashtra; no one should teach Hindutva to Shiv Sena: Sanjay Raut

Without taking names of the BJP and MNS, Raut told reporters that people do not take cognisance of people who, with the support of "pseudo Hindutvawadis", conspire against the Shiv Sena. Notably, MNS..
IndiaTimes - Published

Hindutva is culture, not chaos, says Shiv Sena; slams BJP over Hanuman Chalisa row


IndiaTimes - Published

BJP doesn't hold Hindutva patent: Uddhav, says Bal Thackeray led saffron agenda

Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the BJP doesn't hold "patent" on Hindutva and claimed that the late Sena supremo Bal Thackeray had showed BJP that the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress must give up ‘soft Hindutva’: Sitaram Yechury

Yechury, whose re-election as general secretary for a third term is expected to get the party congress endorsement, also emphasised the importance of the Left parties working together to meet current..
IndiaTimes - Published

Uddhav rejects AIMIM alliance offer, says it's part of BJP's game plan to defame Shiv Sena's Hindutva agenda


IndiaTimes - Published

UP voters chose development over Ram temple, Hindutva: Post-poll survey


IndiaTimes - Published

Ashok Gehlot argues BJP won polls with Hindutva, polarisation agenda


IndiaTimes - Published

My Hindutva favours ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas,’ UP CM Adityanath says


IndiaTimes - Published

OIC raises hijab row, India calls it ‘communal mindset’

The OIC general secretariat had expressed concern over “recent public calls for genocide of Muslims by the ‘Hindutva’ proponents in Haridwar in the state of Uttarakhand and reported incidents of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Statements made in Dharam Sansad not Hindutva, says RSS chief


IndiaTimes - Published

After Muslims, Christians target of Hindutva brigade: Chidambaram


IndiaTimes - Published

Two years ago, still relevant: Shashi Tharoor on old post comparing Hinduism, Hindutva


IndiaTimes - Published

Those who bow before Modi's wrong decisions follow Hindutva: Rahul


IndiaTimes - Published

Hindus follow path of truth, Hindutva loots under guise of religion: Rahul Gandhi


IndiaTimes - Published

Sena compromised on Hindutva agenda for power, says Shah


IndiaTimes - Published

Rahul targets PM, says Hindutva follower bathes alone in Ganga


IndiaTimes - Published

Nation created on basis of religion does not survive: Gehlot

In a veiled attack at the BJP and the RSS on the issues of Hindu Rashtra and Hindutva, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said those indulging in divisive politics should think about the..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP’s temple run makes opposition parties play on 'unfamiliar' Hindutva pitch


IndiaTimes - Published

Oust Hindutvawadis, bring rule of Hindus, says Rahul Gandhi

Remove "Hindutvawadis" from power and "bring the rule of Hindus", Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said at a party rally in Jaipur on Sunday, stressing that the two are separate sets-a supporter of Hindutva..
IndiaTimes - Published


 Page 1  〉