Akhand Bharat also known as Bharat or the Hindu State was an authoritarian theocratic nation in South Asia. The nation was ruled partly by the Hindu Sena, a coalition of extreme-right Hindu Nationalist parties, and the Shankar Acharyas, the clergy.
The early 20th century saw the rise of both composite Indian nationalism and Hindu and Muslim nationalism in the British Raj. While Hindu leaders such as KB Hedgewar and VD Savarkar and Muslim leaders such as Mohamed Iqbal and Muhammad Ali Jinnah did, in some way, fight for freedom, the majority of religious leaders cosied up to the British rulers.
During the Second World War, India,which was dragged into the war by the Raj, began to rebel against the British, through both violent and nonviolent methods. As all this was happening, the religion based parties mainly supported the British war effort. Britain promised India independence after the war, and since it was the Hindu hardliner that had mainly supported the British, the Indian government became a Hindu based government.
The nation had several rivals; both the Commune of Bengal and the People's Republic of Pakistan saw Akhand Bharat as a possible threat to their respective ideologies, while Dravida Nadu saw the nation as 'backwards' and 'fascist'.