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Politics in Gorakhpur since the 1920s: the making of a safe ‘Hindu’ constituency

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The city of Gorakhpur presents what may be a unique, and is certainly an unusual, configuration of religion and politics. The sitting MP from 1998 to 2017, Yogi Adityanath, a Hindu monk, had one of the safest seats in India and won five parliamentary elections in a row, a career that culminated in his appointment as the BJP Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2017. Adityanath was both an effective constituency MP and the head of a thriving Math (Hindu monastic temple). Gorakhpur used to be fam...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1080/09584935.2018.1521785

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SAME
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5152-1680
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Contemporary South Asia Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
1
Pages:
40-57
Publication date:
2019-01-11
Acceptance date:
2018-06-08
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EISSN:
1469-364X
ISSN:
0958-4935
Pubs id:
pubs:907548
URN:
uri:76d0ba56-94ce-47e2-89cf-1f36b910d92d
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uuid:76d0ba56-94ce-47e2-89cf-1f36b910d92d
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pubs:907548

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