Militant Hinduism in Indian politics

a study of the R.S.S. by Curran, Jean Alonzo.

Publisher: International Secretariat, Institute of Pacific Relations in New York

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  • Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh.

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Bibliography: p. 93-94.

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