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Evolution of the Hindu Code Bill

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The chapter of the book discusses the specific stages of evolution of the Hindu Code Bill and provides the base for understanding the ideological underpinnings of the discourse over the Hindu Code ... More


Secularism and Muslim Personal Law: The Shah Bano Debate, 1986

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the Shah Bano case and considers arguments for and against special provisions for Muslim religious law in India through the prism of secularism. It argues that discursive shifts ... More


The Clash Within: democracy and the hindu rightt †

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Gujarat program of 2002 is evidence of a profound crisis in India's democracy. Samuel P. Huntington's influential thesis of the ‘clash of civilizations’, according to which the world is torn ... More


Nationalisms in India

Sumit Sarkar

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This is an exploration of the many meanings and forms of anti-colonial nationalisms in South Asia as well as of several distinctive historiographical approaches to such politics: Cambridge School, ... More


Beyond Tolerance and Hospitality: Muslims as Strangers and Minor Subjects in Hindu Nationalist and Indian Nationalist Discourse

Priya Kumar

in Living Together: Jacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and Peace

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249923
eISBN:
9780823252626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249923.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This essay argues for the relevance of Derrida's work for thinking the living together of Hindus and Muslims in India. By reading a representative Hindu nationalist text, V.D. Savarkar's Hindutva ... More


Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right

Wendy Doniger and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195394825
eISBN:
9780199380947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394825.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

How does the world’s most populous democracy survive repeated assaults on its pluralistic values? India’s stunning linguistic, cultural, and religious diversity has been supported since Independence ... More


Nation and Infra-Nationalisms: Secular-Nationalism Gomes Apart

Aditya Nigam

in The Insurrection of Little Selves: The Crisis of Secular Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676068
eISBN:
9780199081752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676068.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines how the nation and the crisis of secular-nationalism unravelled in India, focusing on the conjunctures of the 1980s and 1990s. With respect to the 1980s, the chapter focuses on ... More


Laughing at the Enemy

Dia Da Costa

in Politicizing Creative Economy: Activism and a Hunger Called Theater

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040603
eISBN:
9780252099045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040603.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Janam’s plays on religious violence to ask how Jana Natya Manch responds to the Hindu Right’s powerful constructions of religiosity as a site of genocidal violence in Delhi and ... More


Violent and Violated Women in Hindu Extremist Politics

Tanika Sarkar

in Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195394825
eISBN:
9780199380947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394825.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines two contradictions exhibited by the Hindu Right. On the one hand, the Hindu Right has been responsible for a large amount of violence against Hindu and Christian women. Its ... More


Introduction

Wendy Doniger and Martha C. Nussbaum

in Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195394825
eISBN:
9780199380947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394825.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The present Book emerged from a conference at the University of Chicago Law School in November 2005, sponsored by the Law School’s Center for Comparative Constitutionalism and the Divinity School’s ... More


The ‘Secularism Case’: Prosecution of a Hindu Activist before a Quasi-judicial Authority in the Nepal Tarai

Chiara Letizia

in Regimes of Legality: Ethnography of Criminal Cases in South Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199456741
eISBN:
9780199085477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199456741.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyses the case of ‘Manoj’, a Hindu activist accused of illegal possession of weapons under the Arms and Ammunitions Act and tried before a Chief District Officer in his capacity of ... More


In-between Spaces: Locating Madrasa Jamiatul Mominat

Hem Borker

in Madrasas and the Making of Islamic Womanhood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199484225
eISBN:
9780199097708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199484225.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter locates madrasas within the broader socio-political landscape of India. It focuses on three trends— marginalization of Muslims in India, growth of right wing Hindu movement, and the rise ... More


History of Territorial Design and Federal Thought in India

Louise Tillin

in Remapping India: New States and Their Political Origins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199336036
eISBN:
9780199388172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336036.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the territorial architecture of India’s federal system since independence. It explains how the federal system and the history of political thought with regard to the territorial ... More


The BJP’s Intellectual Agenda: Textbooks and Imagined History

Mushirul Hasan

in Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195394825
eISBN:
9780199380947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394825.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP, National People’s Party) agenda of rewriting textbooks. Chronicling the rewriting of national-level history textbooks during the ascendancy of ... More


Speaking About, for, to, Against, and with Hindus: Scholars and Practitioners in the Diasporic Postcolonial Moment

Paul B. Courtright

in Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195394825
eISBN:
9780199380947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394825.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines links between Indian studies, religious studies, and Hindu nationalism in fostering attacks on scholars. Although Hindu studies were once practiced in a denigrating manner, ... More


Hegemony, shifting identities and conversions

Biswamoy Pati

in South Asia from the margins: Echoes of Orissa, 1800-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086588
eISBN:
9781781704646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086588.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter questions a basic assumption about Hinduism being a non-converting religion. It examines the process through which tribes and outcastes were/are ‘integrated’ into the caste system. While ... More


The Dilemma of a Liberal Hindu

Gurcharan Das

in Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195394825
eISBN:
9780199380947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394825.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter reflects on the defensiveness about India’s spiritual and humanistic heritage that pervades secular society, including schools. Too many associate an interest in the Hindu tradition with ... More


The Baby and the Bathwater: Secularism in the Work of a Conservative Writer

Pratik Kanjilal

in Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195394825
eISBN:
9780199380947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394825.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter reflects on the decline of the humanities in the public culture. It begins by discussing the polarization of debate, with positions squeezed into sharply opposed ideological camps and ... More


Tokenism or Empowerment? Policies and Institutions for Disadvantaged Communities

Zoya Hasan

in Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195394825
eISBN:
9780199380947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394825.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The creation of institutions was a distinctive feature of Indian democracy. This chapter examines two public institutions: the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes (NCSC) and the National ... More


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