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Ramdev and Somatic Nationalism: Embodying the Nation, Desiring the Global

Chandrima Chakraborty
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 41, No. 5 (Feb. 4-10, 2006), pp. 387-390
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4417755
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Abstract

Guru Ramdev's defence of his fitness/health programme on moral, anti-western and anti-capitalist grounds, while reminiscent of orientalist and Gandhian discourse, now appears in consonance with his claims to legitimacy based on the degree of penetration of such "tradition" into the global market.

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