By: Anuradha Dingwaney Needham and Rajeshwari Sunder Rajan (eds.)
Ranikhet, India, Permanent Black: 2009
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 033349
While secularism has been integral to India's democracy for more than fifty years, its uses and limits are being debated anew. Signs of a crisis in the relations between state, society, and religion include the viloence against Muslims in Gujarat and the precarious situation of India's minorities more generally; personal laws that vary by religious community; the affiliation of political parties with fundamentalist religious organizations; and the rallying of sections of the diasporic Hindu community behind nationalist Hinduism. A crisis of secularism undoubtedly exists, but whether the state... View More...