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Gujarat: The Meaning of Modi's Victory
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 43, No. 15 (Apr. 12 - 18, 2008), pp. 12-17
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40277329
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The 2007 elections in Gujarat revealed that Narendra Modi was not only a new kind of politician, he also represented a new kind of politics. By playing on notions of Gujarati nationalism and pride, by sustaining an anti-Muslim mood and by building a personality cult that appealed to both the urban middle class and the "Gujarati" voter, Modi seemed to be reinventing politics. Is Gujarat a forerunner of politics in all of India?
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