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Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Andreas Böhmig

HINDU RASTHRA (India, 2006)

The RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or National Federation of Volunteers) is the largest organization of fundamentalist Hindus in India. The federation, established in the 1920s, strives for cultural and political dominance, in the process referring to the ideas of Adolf Hitler. According to the RSS, India must be cleansed of Christians and Muslims. In order to lend force to their hopes, they organize daily 'occupations' of public space throughout the country. At these places they raise the flag of an ideal future Hindu nation, the Hindu Rasthra. These political protests by the RSS regularly end up in severe riots.

  • HINDU RASTHRA (India, 2006)

    The RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or National Federation of Volunteers) is the largest organization of fundamentalist Hindus in India. The federation, established in the 1920s, strives for cultural and political dominance, in the process referring to the ideas of Adolf Hitler. According to the RSS, India must be cleansed of Christians and Muslims. In order to lend force to their hopes, they organize daily 'occupations' of public space throughout the country. At these places they raise the flag of an ideal future Hindu nation, the Hindu Rasthra. These political protests by the RSS regularly end up in severe riots.

  • HINDU RASTHRA (India, 2006)

  • HINDU RASTHRA (India, 2006)

  • HINDU RASTHRA (India, 2006)

  • HINDU RASTHRA (India, 2006)

Biography

Andreas Böhmig (b. 1974, Germany) is a freelance photographer in Berlin. With Hindu Rasthra he turns the spotlight on both the activities, and the victims, of fundamentalist Hindus.

Website Andreas Böhmig

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