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The location of, and the name for, a form of bodily practice undertaken by members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an organization promoting extreme Hindu nationalism. It is a combination of indigenous games and exercises, and Western-style military drill, designed to develop in young males an all-embracing commitment to a particular model of the Indian nation state. In this case, the RSS uses bodily practices and sporting activity as a form of indoctrination into a wider cultural and political project.

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