Master of Arts (MA)
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There has been a rise in religious nationalism over the past two decades throughout the world. This study will focus on one political party that has gained much of its popularity through the appeal to Hindu nationalism: The Bharatiya Janata Party of India (The BJP). This study will use James Darsey's catalytic event model to study the events that have shaped the BJP, the rhetorical periods that these events spurred, and the values of the BJP during these periods. This study has also incorporated "The Evil" from Robert Frykenberg's model to attempt to show what group the BJP criticizes during each period.
Bharatiya; Dominance; India; Janata; Movement; Party; Political; Social; Striving
Rhetoric; Political science
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
https://doi.org/10.25669/bw9o-jt80 processed, response: 201
Lauer, Joel Aaron, "The Bharatiya Janata Party of India: A social movement striving for political dominance" (1996). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3284.