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There is no better time than this after the resounding win of Narendra Modi-led BJP in the Lok Sabha elections to read how Hindu revivalism took hold of the country, subjecting Nehruvian ideals to the hammer blows of majoritarianism.
Thirty years before they wrote the award-winning RSS: A View to the Inside, Walter K Anderson and Shridhar D Damle published their first path-breaking book on the RSS.
Tracing the growth of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since its formation in the mid-1920s, the authors examine its ideology and training system.
As the first significant book on the RSS, The Brotherhood in Saffron: RSS and Hindu Revivalism (Paperback | 256 pp | Rs399) is the prequel to RSS: A View to the Inside, providing readers their first glimpse into the inner working of the Sangh. Three decades later, the RSS is one of the most significant cultural organizations in India, making this a book a powerful and important read.