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How Should States Deal with Deep Religious Diversity?: Can Anything be Learned from the Indian Model of Secularism?

Rajeev Bhargava

in Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199827978
eISBN:
9780199933020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827978.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with a discussion of the crisis of individualistic, diversity-resistant secularism and why both these forms of western secularism have become part of the problem. It then turns to ... More


Secular Speech and Popular Passions: The Antinomies of Indian Secularism

Thomas Blom Hansen

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the deployment of secularism in India in order to contain sectarian violence following the 1947 Partition. In the shifting boundary between the “cultural” and the “political,” ... More


Straitjackets of Secularism

Jakob De Roover

in Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460977
eISBN:
9780199086313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460977.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the secularism debates of modern India. They are constituted by a normative disjunction: either a polity endorses the norms of liberal toleration or it embodies tyranny and ... More


Critiquing Secularism

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter critiques secularism. Originally a non-Indian term, the term ‘secularism’ is now part of the everyday vocabulary of Indian politics and society. In this interview, T.N. Madan discusses ... More


Liberty as Recognition

Nandini Chatterjee

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay reviews a series of controversies involving different conceptions of religious freedom in India, and charts the clashes between religious freedom conceptualized as jurisdictional autonomy ... More


Secular Law and the Realm of False Religion

Jakob De Roover

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines how secular law is drawn into defining religion. It argues that in making such determinations, secular authorities are bound to smuggle in one particular theological conception ... More


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