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Indian secularism

Shabnum Tejani

Indian secularism

a social and intellectual history, 1890-1950

by Shabnum Tejani

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Published by Permanent Black, Distributed by Orient Longman in Ranikhet, Bangalore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Secularism -- India -- History -- 20th century,
  • Communalism -- India -- History -- 20th century,
  • Nationalism -- India -- History -- 20th century,
  • Religion and politics -- India -- History -- 20th century,
  • India -- History -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [266]-296) and index.

    StatementShabnum Tejani.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL2765.A-ZI+
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 302 p. :
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18608977M
    ISBN 108178242125
    LC Control Number2008306645
    OCLC/WorldCa235946535

    Limiting Secularism probes the urgent topic of secularism and tolerance in Indian culture and life. Priya Kumar unpacks the implications of the Nehruvian doctrine of tolerance—with all of its resonances of condescension and inequality—and asks whether more ethical cohabitation can replace the “arrogant compulsive tolerance” of the state and the majority. ADVERTISEMENTS: Read this comprehensive essay on the problems of secularism in India! No doubt we are moving from religiosity to secular way of life. However, evidences show that religious beliefs have not fully declined in our society. Communalism, fundamentalism and Sikhism in India suggest that no necessary connection exists between modernisation and secularisation.

    A Book on History. Secularism in India is a historical analysis of the origin, development, and future of secularism in India. It begins with a study of how reason separated from religion in Greek Philosophy, a mood that returned during the Renaissance and reached its peak during the Enlightenment, of how the Colonial Rule helped promote the secular ideology and helped shape modern India.   Differences in Indian secularism. Indian Secularism equally opposed oppression of dalits and women within Hinduism. It also opposes the discrimination against women within Indian Islam or Christianity and the possible threats that a majority community might pose to the rights of the minority religious communities.

    Indian Secularism is Green in Color. 12K likes. Community. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a ers: 13K. “Indian Secularism is a provocative book. It begins with the judgment that secularism is dead, for reasons of semantic vaporization and loss of prescriptive value. It ends with the aspiration for a 'more democratic and plural ” — Dilip Simeon, Independent Scholar and Historian.


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"Indian Secularism is a provocative book. It begins with the judgment that secularism is dead, for reasons of semantic vaporization and loss of prescriptive value.

It ends with the aspiration for a 'more democratic and plural " (Dilip Simeon Independent Scholar and Historian)Cited by: This book is a 'must read', and indeed it's a 'must read all at once', if you find you have the time free in one go.

Copson's Secularism would be perfect to add to a collection on the subject, and would equally make a great jumping on point for someone just beginning to dip their toe into the subjects of religion, politics or human nature itself/5(29). Scholars have argued that recent Hindu Indian secularism book is the symptom of a crisis of Indian secularism and have blamed this on a resurgence of religion or communalism.

Shabnum Tejani argues here for a more complex Indian secularism book historically informed understanding. Her book is a history of how the idea of secularism emerged in : Shabnum Tejani.

Secularism in India - Wikipedia. The third way in which Indian secularism works to prevent the domination listed earlier is through a strategy of intervention.

You read earlier in this chapter about untouchability. This is a good example where members of The second way in which Indian secularism works to prevent the above domination is through a strategy of Size: KB.

secularism rather than secularism being the solution of the crisis. It is further contended that secularism is an alien concept which has been unwisely imposed on India and is incapable of resolving the problems of a plural society. Madan criticizes Indian secularism as File Size: 1MB.

While secularism has been integral to India’s democracy for more than fifty years, its uses and limits are now being debated anew.

Signs of a crisis in the relations between state, society, and religion include the violence directed against Muslims in Gujarat in and the precarious situation of India’s minority religious groups more generally; the existence of personal laws that vary.

Historical account of the origin of Secularism and its development in India. This book was originally the MPhil thesis of the writer submitted to ACTS Academy in /5(1).

Concept of Secularism: An Indian Scenario 69 devoid of religious conflicts at the mass level. Romila Thapar cites Hseun Tsang and Kalhana as referring to hostilities between the Shaivites and the Buddhists.8 The influence of the priests also declined somewhat around the 4th century B.C.

for the importance of Vedic ritual and sacrifices declined. The Church’s Mission and Post-Modern Humanism by M. Thomas Chapter 2: Religious Fundamentalism And Indian Secularism – the Present Crisis.

A Talk given at the Seminar on the Future of inter-religious Dialogue at Dharmaram on 17 August Islam and Secularism is an antidote to the increasingly secularized world. The author highlights the permanence of Islam against the impermanent nature of Western civilization.

He also points out that the decline of Muslim civilization is not due to its internal structure (like the Western civilization) but due to the loss of adab among Muslims/5. Book Review India: How Secular. Vijay Nambiar India as a Secular State by D E Smith, Princeton University Press, Pages xx +price Rs 30, Distributors in India: Oxford University Press.

INDIAN secularism has a peculiar quality: it is and yet is not. Any careful analysis of the subject of secularism is confronted by at least. Secularism has many opponents and has been heavily criticized since the idea was born.

The very concept, out of its political aspect, has been blamed for focusing exclusively on the present life and on the material world. At the same time, secularism as a social and political philosophy has been opposed by many who believe that it is the reason. India is a SECULAR country, in principle at least.

We have had peaceful (more or less) existence for most of our past and with very low rates of radicalization. Read: The New York Times Why have Indian Muslims not radicalized That being said, t. Secularism in India is widely considered to be under threat.

The razing of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya led to riots and killings by Muslims and by Hindus. The recent massacres of innocent Hindus in Godhra, presumably ignited by smouldering Muslim resentments against the Hindutva proponents over Ayodhya.

According to intellectuals, Indian secularism is distinct from the Western counterpart for it needed transformation to address problems like caste discrimination and extreme religious diversity.

Thus, if Indian secularism means something different, then the problem it needs to solve may be different too. Secularism in the Indian Context Deepa Das Acevedo Indian constitutional framers sought to tie their new state to ideas of modernity and liberalism by creating a government that would ensure citizens’ rights while also creating the conditions for democratic citizenship.

Balancing these two. The roots of secularism can be traced to the power struggles between the Church and the State, in the West. In India, however, it is a colonial project, aided, abetted and corrupted by Congress Author: Arihant Pawariya. Secularism is separation of religion from the state.

But I think people have changed the meaning of secularism. In India, secularism is a joke. Our constitution doesn't define secularism but it says India is secular. It's being used as a weapon ag. ‘Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey And The Future Of Secularism’ – Book Review Ma Ma James M.

Dorsey 0 Comments By James M. Dorsey. India, France and Secularism. Sudheendra Kulkarni, head of an Indian think tank, was doused with ink by Hindu radicals.

He had been due to take part in. Secularism in india - India has many religions and to give freedom of religion to everyone and for equality of religion, India was declared a secular country.

Secularism is an essential component for a diverse country like India and its interpretation varies from the Western ideals of secularism because it has been included in the Indian constitution Author: Vaibhav Chakraborty.