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Hijab row as the reflection of a ‘hegemonic Hindu masculinity’ in the service of Hindu nationalism

Bania, Jyoti (2022) Hijab row as the reflection of a ‘hegemonic Hindu masculinity’ in the service of Hindu nationalism. South Asia @ LSE (03 May 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In March, the courts in the Indian state of Karnataka upheld a ban on Muslim women students wearing hijabs to classrooms. The court’s judgement had been preceded by weeks of aggressive Hindu protests in support of the ban purportedly to provide equality to students of all religions. Jyoti Bania argues that the episode became yet another vehicle for the expression of a ‘hegemonic Hindu masculinity’ – constructed in opposition to denigrated masculinities of marginalised communities – that is sanctioned and rationalised in the name of an assertive nationalism.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2022 10:03
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2022 10:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/116335

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