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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


Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims: Reconfiguring Gender and Diversity in Political Philosophy

Monica Mookherjee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632794
eISBN:
9780748652556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632794.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book attempts to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity. The book contends that a discourse of rights can be formulated and that this task is crucial to negotiating a ... More


Noninterference and Muslim Personal Law: Shah Bano and the Muslim Women Bill, 1984–86

Rina Verma Williams

in Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680140
eISBN:
9780199081721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680140.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter addresses the 1980s era, when Muslim personal law returned to the Indian political agenda after a long hiatus. After winning the case, Shah Bano Begum actually renounced the decision ... More


Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Rochana Bajpai

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book is about group rights and liberal democracy in India. It presents the first systematic account of the structure of public reasoning over group rights in India. It critiques both liberal and ... More


The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record

A.G. Noorani (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670561
eISBN:
9780199080618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book presents important documents recording the reactions of Muslims in the aftermath of the Independence and Partition of India, and in the subsequent fifty years. Besides key political ... More


Conclusion

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/9780198067504.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book has focused on two critical junctures in the history of the post-Independence Indian state: the late 1940s, which saw a centralization of power, and the late 1980s, which marked a ... More


Ayodhya and the Politics of Religion

Zoya Hasan

in Congress after Indira: Policy, Power, Political Change (1984-2009)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195685978
eISBN:
9780199082216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685978.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter is concerned with the position and response of the Congress and its governments to the aggravation of the Ayodhya dispute, which resulted in seriously weakening the party. An ... More


Erosion of Secular Principles

Flavia Agnes

in Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655247
eISBN:
9780199081189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter evaluates the extent to which the state adhered to the principle of a unified secular family law. It explains that the first departure of the state from the declared objective was the ... More


Introduction

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/9780198067504.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In India, the most important controversies in recent politics have centred around group rights. Do quotas for other backward classes detract from equality of opportunity or realize social justice? Do ... More


‘May your Religion be the Welfare of Humanity’ *: Secularism

O. Chinnappa Reddy

in The Court and the Constitution of India: Summit and Shallows

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066286
eISBN:
9780199081462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066286.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Secularism under the Constitution is fast assuming great significance in India in view of the current, trendy rise of religious fundamentalism and the corresponding rise of political parties based on ... More


The Rise of the Regions (1980–1989)

Sanjay Ruparelia

in Divided We Govern: Coalition Politics in Modern India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190264918
eISBN:
9780190492175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264918.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyzes the rise of new state-based parties and growing regional demands during the 1980s. The Congress’ return to power in 1980, and its massive electoral victory following the ... More


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