1 edition of Religion, secularism, and conversion in India found in the catalog.
Religion, secularism, and conversion in India
Dasgupta, A. K.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -305).
|Statement||compiled by A.K. Dasgupta, Arun Ghosh|
|LC Classifications||BL2765.I4 R45 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||310 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||310|
|ISBN 10||9788187492344, 9788187492341|
|LC Control Number||2010318061|
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 by Reviews: 2. This doctoral research project studied the debates on conversion, secularism, and religious freedom, in order to account for the problems at the heart of this conflict over religious conversion in India. Today, there are five Indian States with active anti-conversion laws and more are pending.
The book, with its scattered and sketchy account, heightens confusion about what exactly secularism stands for in India. Nalini Rajan in her book The Story of Secularism attempts a more modest yet richly insightful interpretation of the fundamental debates that still continue to haunt Indian secularism. Religion in India is characterised by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. The preamble of Indian constitution states that India is a secular state. The Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of four of the world's major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and ing to the census, % of the population of India practices Hinduism, % adheres to Islam.
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This is an illuminating book on a difficult subject, which highlights the glowing points of intersection of religion and law through the judgments of the Supreme Court of India, and in doing so throws light on several issues associated with nationalism, secularism, multiculturalism and Hinduism.
Secularism -- India. Conversion. Christians -- Violence against -- India. Christian converts from Hinduism -- India. Freedom of religion -- India. Christian converts from Hinduism.
Christians -- Violence against. Freedom of religion. Secularism. India. RELIGIOUS CONVERSION AND FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN INDIA: DEBATES AND DILEMMAS Neha Chauhan* Abstract Almost all the countries in the world guarantee freedom of religion in some This is a skeletal model of Indian secularism.
How this skeletal model works out when life and blood are infused into it is a matter of ongoing Size: KB. Thirdly, the tension between religions on Conversion. I should mention briefly a third factor contributing to the crisis of Indian Secularism, namely the tension between Hinduism and the missionary religions on the question of conversion which continue unresolved’.
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 and conversion in India book vary.
Seeks to explore the role of the Christian community in the Indian secular state. Although the Indian Christian community forms only percent of the population, it has played an important part in the social, educational, political, and religious spheres of the recent life of India. The Indian case illustrates a continuing discomfort secularism religious conversion; particularly, religious conversion to non-Indic religions.
The unique socio-political reality of India, comprising caste, a history of recurring conquests, forced conversion and delicate inter-religious relations, affects interactions and policy making in the Indian. India’s Freedom of Religion Acts or “anti-conversion” laws are state-level statutes that have been enacted to regulate religious conversions.
The laws are in force in eight out of twenty-nine states: Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Prades h, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand.
While there. There is an element of truth to the case. First, the BJP has been relentless in injecting politics with religious tropes in its campaign to build a temple in Ayodhya and in linking citizenship to religious identity.
Then, there is the country itself — where religion seems to permeate society and all aspects of life — that makes secularism look unviable. 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.
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It interrogates the proposition that communalism in India is wholly a product of colonial policy and modernisation, questions whether the Indian state has generally been a benign, or disruptive, influence on public religious. In his book Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism, Jakob De Roover argues that the contemporary liberal model of secularism, which traces its roots in the European Middle-Ages Christian division of spiritual and political spheres, influences the critique for and against secularism across the world, including India.
Follow us on Facebook. 9K Likes. Followers. This book provides a critical history of the distinctive tradition of Indian secularism known as Tolerance.
Since it was first advanced by Mohandas Gandhi, the Tolerance ideal has measured secularism and civil religiosity by contrast with proselytizing religion. In India today, it informs debates over how the right to religious freedom should be interpreted on the subcontinent.
The term religion has not been defined in the Constitution but the meaning given by the S.C. of India to the religion can be referred here, the S.C. in Commissioner H.R.E vs. L.T. Swammiar held, Religion is a matter of faith with individuals or communities and it is not necessarily theistic. A religion has its basis in a system of beliefs or.
Over the past few months, Indian and U.S. media have reported widely about right-wing Hindu groups’ plans to “re-convert” Muslim and Christians to Hinduism (and in some cases, Sikhism). Indeed, the so-called ghar wapsi (“homecoming or conversion”) effort has rung alarm bells among observers, stoking fears that the right-of-center government of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime.
Religious Freedom in India: Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series) [Goldie Osuri] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Drawing on the critical and theoretical concepts of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this book examines how a normative liberal and secular understanding of India’s religious identity is Author: Goldie Osuri.
India is a religious pluralistic and ‘sovereign socialist secular democratic republic country,’ but the post independent India became a victim of anti-secular and anti-democratic activities of the is an unprecedented growth of religious problems and communal violence.
Modern Religious And Secular Movements In India book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5(2).This book examines types of state religion policy in countries between and Jonathan Fox argues that policy is largely a result of the competition between political secular actors and religious actors, both of which try to influence state religion policy.Get this from a library!
Articles of faith: religion, secularism, and the Indian Supreme Court. [Ronojoy Sen] -- "This book examines the relationship of religion and the Indian state and seeks to answer the question: 'How has the higher judiciary in independent India interpreted the right to freedom of religion.