Amna Ejaz Rafi And Ishtiaq Ali Mehkri

Ms Amna Ejaz Rafi is a Research Associate at the Islamabad Policy Research Institute.

Mr Ishtiaq Ali Mehkri is an Assistant Editor (Publications Department) at the Islamabad Policy Research Institute.

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Keywords: Hindutva, BJP, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Muslims


The Hindutva ideology is taking a toll on all walks of national life in India. The current resurging of Hindutva-based socio[1]political discrimination has its roots in the historic RSS doctrine, which has adversely impacted the Nehruvian concept of secular India, turning it into a collage of ghettos of innumerable communities and faiths of people living in world’s largest democracy. This study examines how the rise of Hindutva-based political exigency has affected Indian nationhood and torn its social and communal fabric.

First Published

September 25, 2021

How to Cite

Amna Ejaz Rafi and Ishtiaq Ali Mehkri, “Rise of Hindutva as a Creed: Its Impact on India’s Politics and Society,” Regional Studies 39, no.4 (Winter 2021): 62-68,


Volume 39, Issue 4