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IDRF and the American Funding of Hindutva
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The Foreign Exchange of Hate: IDRF and the American Funding of Hindutva

Foreign Exchange of Hate
IDRF and the American Funding of Hindutva

Full text of the report © 2002, Sabrang Communications & Publishing Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, India, and The South Asia Citizens Web, France


Table of Contents

1. Purpose, Methodology and Organization

Purpose

Methodology

Organization of this Report

Summary of Findings

   
2. A Brief Outline of the Hindutva Movement
2.1.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

2.2.

Hindutva: The Ideology of RSS

2.3.

The Hindutva Movement and the Sangh Parivar

2.4.

Constituents of the Sangh Parivar

2.5.

Organization Structure of the Sangh Parivaar

2.6.

The Methods of the Sangh: From Violent Riots to Planned Pogroms

2.6.1.

--Violent Underpinnings of Hindutva

2.6.2.

--The Sangh’s Participation in Communal Riots

2.6.3.

--Targeted Violence Against Minorities: Two Recent Examples

   
3.

Placing the IDRF Inside Hindutva: An Institutional Analysis

3.1. Institutional Links: IDRF as a U.S. branch of the Sangh
3.1.1.

--The IDRF in US Government Documents

3.1.2.

--IDRF In Its Own Words

3.2. The IDRF's Leadership: The RSS Ideologue
3.2.1.

--The IDRF's Founders

3.2.2.

--The IDRF's Other Office Bearers

3.2.3.

--The IDRF's People in India 18

3.3 The IDRF and the Sangh in the United States
   
4.

Funding Hate?

4.1. The IDRF Funds and Their Distribution
4.2. Funding Hinduization
4.3. The IDRF as a ‘Development and Relief’ Organization
4.3.1.

--Relief

4.3.2.

--Development

4.4.

IDRF: Funding Violent Organizations?

4.4.1.

--Anti-Christian Violence in Gujarat, 1998-2000

4.4.2.

--Tribal Participation in the Gujarat Genocide, 2002

4.4.3.

--Spreading Hate in Other States

   
Hindutva: The Growth of Violent Hindu Nationalism
The Blessed Nine! And The Sisters
Sewa International: Service with an Ideological Edge
Sewa Bharati: Hindu Consolidation at Any Cost
IDRF Relief Efforts: Sectarian, Not Humanitarian
Adivasi vs Vanvasi: The Hinduization of Tribals in India
Education? or the Promotion of Bigotry?
Appendix H The Money Trail

All permission to reproduce this report must be addressed to Sabrang Communications / SACW.

Send all inquiries to idrf_fx_report@yahoo.com.  

We acknowledge the critical assistance of Girish Agrawal, Angana Chatterji, Shalini Gera, Biju Mathew, Ali Mir, S. Ravi Rajan and others in locating and compiling material used in this report. Special thanks to Elahe Heptullah for her invaluable assistance.

Views expressed and copyright are those of  Sabrang Communications & Publishing Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, India, and The South Asia Citizens Web, France.

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