Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

Number of Pages

93

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Bharatiya; Dominance; India; Janata; Movement; Party; Political; Social; Striving

Controlled Subject

Rhetoric; Political science

File Format

pdf

File Size

2764.8 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/bw9o-jt80 processed, response: 201


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