By Madhu Bazaz Wangu
This name seeks to either dispel the myths and mysteries surrounding Hinduism and to provide an explanation for the relationship among politics and faith in India. It covers the emergence of the Hindu Nationalist social gathering (BJP) as India's strongest political strength.
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