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While decolonization has been a left-liberal project elsewhere, in contemporary India it is right-wing Hindu nationalists who have pushed it into the mainstream. But there is a catch. For them, colonization began not with the British but with the arrival of Muslim rulers or “invaders” in the eighth century.
Across India, an army of militantly oriented and fierce women leaders is fast emerging in Hindu nationalist circles. They are ambitious, educated and often economically independent. Yet the ideology they espouse and the Hindu nation they envision are deeply conservative and patriarchal.