Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)

Dr John Zavos

Senior Lecturer in South Asian Studies
Department of Religions and Theology
University of Manchester
MANCHESTER M13 9PL

Telephone (+44) 161-275-3835

Email: john.zavos@manchester.ac.uk

John Zavos takes a specialist interest in the relationship between religion and politics, both in South Asia and in the diaspora. He has worked extensively on the development of the Hindu nationalist movement, and its relationship over time with the Hindu tradition. Most recently he has been involved in an inter-disciplinary project investigating the development and significance of strategies of political mobilisation based around issues of culture in South Asia.

Publications:

The Emergence of Hindu Nationalism in India (Oxford University Press, 2000)

'Conversion and the Assertive Margins: an analysis of Hindu nationalist discourse and the recent attacks on Indian Christians' in South Asia (forthcoming 2001)

"Identity Politics and Nationalisms in Colonial India: the Hindu Sabha Movement in Context" in S. Fenton and S. May [eds.], The Shaping of Ethnonational Identities: Ethnicity and nation in comparative perspective (Macmillan, forthcoming 2001)

"Patterns of Organisation in Turn of the Century Hinduism: the Case of Punjab," in International Journal of Punjab Studies, Vol. 7 No. 1 (2000).

"The Arya Samaj and the antecedents of Hindu nationalism: an analysis with reference to the concept of reform in nineteenth century Hinduism," in International Journal of Hindu Studies, Vol. 3 No. 1 (2000).

"Searching for Hindu Nationalism in Modern Indian History: an analysis of some early ideological developments" in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 34, No. 32 (7 August 1999)