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Religious fundamentalism and seculiarism in India

Amalendu De

Religious fundamentalism and seculiarism in India

by Amalendu De

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Published by Suryasensa Prakasani, Distributor, Indiana in Baharampur, West Bengal, India, Calcutta .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Religious fundamentalism -- India,
    • Secularism -- India

    • About the Edition

      Articles and seminar papers, most previously published.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementAmalendu De.
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 120 p. ;
      Number of Pages120
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL323100M
      LC Control Number97903884

      Secularism seems to require separation between religion and State. Regarding India, it would be better to speak of ‘equidistance’ between State and religious denominations. Nonetheless a ‘balanced treatment’ towards the religions leaves the question open as to what form that equidistance should take. This is the reason of some contradictions in today’s Indian social and political life. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

        When India obtained independence following the ouster of the British Raj in , the country’s new constitution established a secular republic that did not feature a strict church-state separation, as in many Western democracies, but rather a “principled distance” between religion and the state. 8 The government, under this rubric.   A clash of secularism and fundamentalism? While radical Islamists makes up a minority of Muslims, it would be foolish to ignore the religious dimension of .

      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. Modern Religious And Secular Movements In India book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5(2).


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Religious fundamentalism and seculiarism in India by Amalendu De Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the many quotes from Bharucha, religious fundamentalism almost becomes the basic enemy of Indian secularism. Therefore we must define Religious Fundamentalism a little more clearly. The word Fundamentalism came into vogue in in relation to the Christian group who earlier published a set of twelve booklets under the title, Fundamentals.

Religious fundamentalism and seculiarism in India [De, Amalendu] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Religious fundamentalism and seculiarism in IndiaAuthor: Amalendu De. Secularism is the concept that we can manage our affairs and institutions -- government, business, schools, personal lives -- without the influence of religious faith.

Fundamentalist beliefs are based on the conviction that our lives and institutions should. This chapter explores the nature of secularism in India and discusses the difficulties into which it has run.

Three basic assumptions are considered. First, secularism as an anti-religious or non-religious ideology has universal applicability, but has culturally specific expressions. Second, secularism will be welcomed by all right-thinking persons, for it shows the way to the making of.

Secularism is one of the important and contentious public debates in India today. It is seen to be in greater crisis now than ever before, making a case for the continuing presence of this book. The debate also furnishes the making of Indian polity and society, given the inter-related development of culture, society and politics in India.

It is thus a debate about religious nationalism and. - Buy Modern Myths, Locked Minds: Secularism and Fundamentalism in India book online at best prices in India on Read Modern Myths, Locked Minds: Secularism and Fundamentalism in India book reviews & author Author: T.

Madan. All these incidents depict a gloomy picture of future of 'secular India' unless immediate efforts are undertaken to staunch the rising tide of Hindu fundamentalism and purge Indian politics of its vicious influence.

There is a dire need to revitalise Nehru's secular ideals and Gandhi's satyagarha. As regards the future of secularism in India, it can only be said that if a future does not exist for secularism, it will have to be created.

Fundamentalism, owing to its sectarian and outdated outlook does not have the ability to deal with the problems of a multi religious modern society. The term ‘Secular’ was added to the preamble by the forty-second constitution Amendment Act of(India is a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic).

It emphasise the fact that constitutionally, India is a secular country which has no State religion. By Benwen Lopez. Pune, Aug 4, As India struggles to redefine secularism, a core value that guides its Constitution, a Jesuit priest tries to give an alternative understanding of the principle of separation of the state from religious institutions.

Jesuit George Karuvelil recently published a book “Faith, Reason and Culture – An Essay in Fundamental Theology,” which he says stems. Fundamentalism leaders need not be religious Maulana Maududi, founder of the Jamati Islami in India was a journalist.

K.B. Hedgewar, founder of the Rashtriya Sewak Sangh was a physician. The fundamentalists are a practical people and try to purge the way of life of all impurities (religiously speaking). 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.

The question of future of secularism in India is very important particularly at this juncture. Secularism was never meant to be the indifference to religion by our leaders and freedom fighters, who realised that India is a highly religious country. That is why even the most orthodox Hindus and Muslims accepted it as a viable ideology for India.

India as a democracy with a large economic base is an increasingly important ally in the region, although rising Hindu fundamentalism does pose a danger to the secular framework of modern India. Other articles where Hindu fundamentalism is discussed: fundamentalism: Hindu fundamentalism: What is usually called “Hindu fundamentalism” in India has been influenced more by nationalism than by religion, in part because Hinduism does not have a specific sacred text to which conformity can be demanded.

Moreover, conformity to a religious code has never been. 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 s: 2.

Bengaluru: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Sunday said the conflict in India is not between Hinduism and Islam, but between ideas of secularism and fundamentalism. "There is a conflict in. This book discusses the ideologies of secularism and fundamentalism in the setting of the religious traditions of India, covering Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism.

It has a new preface where the author revisits the debate on secularism in India and contemporarises it for the reader.

Fundamentalism, Communalism and Secularism Communalism in India has, as noted earlier, a colonial legacy wherein the rulers (Britishers) used religious contrasts, existing among the different communities to their advantage by giving them prominence.

After Independence economic modernization of India expanded economic. Secularism In India: Concept and Practice. Editors. Ram Puniyani. Uday Mehta From last three decades secularism has been one of the major points of debate in India.

With the rise of politics in the name of religion, the concept of secularism has come under heavy criticism. This book reflects contemporary concerns about the inadequacies of secularism in the context of religious assertiveness in recent decades.

It examines the ideologies of secularism and fundamentalism in the setting of the Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh religious traditions. Each chapter begins with appropriate quotes pertaining to the subject.

In a new preface and two appendices, the author.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.

Secularism’s core values—truth, freedom, equality and compassion—lead to a more just society. Religious fundamentalists and radical feminists undermine these values whenever they reject evidence-based inquiry in favour of belief.

In this sense, they are two sides of the same coin.