Hate Effects of Jai Shree Ram: Professor Dutta Explores How Ayodhya Temple Celebrations Fuel Hindutva’s Narrative of Hindu Pride

Professor Mohan Dutta, Director of CARE, sheds light on how videos circulating on X (Twitter) depicting the celebrations surrounding the inauguration of the Ayodhya Temple become mobilizing anchors for deploying the narrative of Hindu pride. Within this narrative of reclaiming the lost glory of Hinduism, violence is legitimised. Portraying the Hindu majority as victims of Muslim invaders and framing sites of grievance as the politics of grievance, while depicting minorities as perpetrators of crimes, often form the architecture for violence and fascist organising, a key feature of Hindutva.

You can watch other videos from The Hate Effects of Jai Shree Ram series here:
Video 5
Video 4
Video 3
Video 2
Video 1

Special Presentation: Hate, Hindutva & Ayodhya Temple

In this talk, Professor Mohan Dutta discusses the politics of hate reflected in the celebration of the establishing of the foundation for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, which sits on the demolition of the Babri masjid.

Join us at 8pm (NZT) by following our link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amPu_QHJOcU.

The talk was recorded on 4 August 2020 @ 1 pm NZST.

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