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Hinduism and Secularism

Author : Dr. R. S. Misra
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Hinduism and Secularism

Author : Arvind Sharma
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The demolition of the Babri Mosque at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 was an event as significant as it was unexpected. In this book, nine scholars (Theodore P. Wright, Jr., John J. Carroll, Matthew A. Cook, Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi, Subhas C. Kashyap, Steven A. Hoffman, Srinivas Tilak, Koenraad Elst, and Vasudha Narayanan) explore the myriad significances of this event for the Hindu and Muslim communities, and for the relations between them, in India.

Judaism Christianity Islam Secularism Hinduism Popular Ed 2007

Author : Maanoj Rakhit (aka Yashodharma)
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It's an authoritative study in comparative religion. You may reach the conclusion that "Facts are, indeed, Stranger than Fiction".

Historical Dictionary of Hinduism

Author : Jeffery D. Long
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Hinduism is the world’s third largest and most ancient religion. The scope of this book ranges from the ancient history of Hinduism to the contemporary issues that Hindus face today. It explores the Hindu history, society, philosophy, theology, and culture. In addition to Hinduism, this book also touches upon religious traditions with which Hindus have had extensive interaction, such as Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, Islam, and Zoroastrianism. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hinduism contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on deities, historical figures, festivals, philosophical terms, ritual implements, and much more. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hinduism.

Hinduism Secularism and the Indian Judiciary

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Hinduism at the Crossroads of History

Author : N. Subrahmanian
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Hindu sociology and its impact on the fortunes of India; a study.

The Oxford History of Hinduism

Author : Gavin Flood
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Traditions of asceticism, yoga, and devotion (bhakti), including dance and music, developed in Hinduism over long periods of time. Some of these practices, notably those denoted by the term yoga, are orientated towards salvation from the cycle of reincarnation and go back several thousand years. These practices, borne witness to in ancient texts called Upaniṣads, as well as in other traditions, notably early Buddhism and Jainism, are the subject of this volume in the Oxford History of Hinduism. Practices of meditation are also linked to asceticism (tapas) and its institutional articulation in renunciation (saṃnyăsa). There is a range of practices or disciplines from ascetic fasting to taking a vow (vrata) for a deity in return for a favour. There are also devotional practices that might involve ritual, making an offering to a deity and receiving a blessing, dancing, or visualization of the master (guru). The overall theme--the history of religious practices--might even be seen as being within a broader intellectual trajectory of cultural history. In the substantial introduction by the editor this broad history is sketched, paying particular attention to what we might call the medieval period (post-Gupta) through to modernity when traditions had significantly developed in relation to each other. The chapters in the book chart the history of Hindu practice, paying particular attention to indigenous terms and recognizing indigenous distinctions such as between the ritual life of the householder and the renouncer seeking liberation, between 'inner' practices of and 'external' practices of ritual, and between those desirous of liberation (mumukṣu) and those desirous of pleasure and worldly success (bubhukṣu). This whole range of meditative and devotional practices that have developed in the history of Hinduism are represented in this book.

Indian Secularism

Author : Shabnum Tejani
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Many of the central issues in modern Indian politics have long been understood in terms of an opposition between ideologies of secularism and communalism. Observers have argued that recent Hindu nationalism is the symptom of a crisis of Indian secularism and have blamed this on a resurgence of religion or communalism. Shabnum Tejani unpacks prevailing assumptions about the meaning of secularism in contemporary politics, focusing on India but with many points of comparison elsewhere in the world. She questions the simple dichotomy between secularism and communalism that has been used in scholarly study and political discourse. Tracing the social, political, and intellectual genealogies of the concepts of secularism and communalism from the late nineteenth century until the ratification of the Indian constitution in 1950, she shows how secularism came to be bound up with ideas about nationalism and national identity.

The Hindu Tripod and Other Essays

Author : N. Subrahmanian
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Living with Secularism

Author : Mushirul Hasan
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The Present Volume Tries To Map The Tensions And Predicaments Of Indian Muslims Arising As A Result Of That Threat. The Papers Included Here Study The Ways In Which Hindu Right Forces Such As The Rss And The Bajrang Dal View The Muslims And In A Certain Sense Construct Them. Does The Rise Of Hindutva Necessarily Force The Muslims Towards Alienation Or Is There A Section, Which Looks At The Bjp Differently? How Does The Stress On Indian Pluralism Translate In Terms Of Muslims` Relationship With The State? What Has Been The Response Of The State To Such Demands?

Pseudo secularism Christian Missions and Hindu Resistance

Author : Sita Ram Goel
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Will Secular India Survive

Author : Mushirul Hasan
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Examining The Causes Behind The Use Of `Hindutva`, This Volume Studies The Role Of Secular Parties And The Muslim Leadership In Precipitating What Some Believe Is A Hindu Backlash Against A Certain Brand Of Secularism. Contributors Include Aijaz Ahmad, Amrita Basu, Neera Chandloke, Radhika Desai, Amitava Kumar And Martha Nusssbaum Among Many Others.

Insurgent Hinduism

Author : Himmat Singh Sinha
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Secularism s Last Sigh

Author : Brenda Cossman
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Questioning the Supreme Court elision of the meaning of Hinduism with the meaning Hindutva, this book contends that Hindutva cannot be separated from its appeal to religion, nor from its assault on the legitimacy of religious minorities.

Philosophy East West

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Secularism and Liberation

Author : Rudolf C. Heredia
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Om Secularism in Action a Fraud a Conspiracy to Destroy Hinduism

Author : P. N. Joshi
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Secularism in India

Author : S. K. Ghosh
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The Crisis of Secularism in India

Author : Anuradha Dingwaney Needham
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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 2002 and the precarious situation of India’s minority religious groups more generally; the existence of personal laws that vary by religious community; the affiliation of political parties with fundamentalist religious organizations; and the rallying of a significant proportion of the diasporic Hindu community behind a resurgent nationalist Hinduism. There is a broad consensus that a crisis of secularism exists, but whether the state can resolve conflicts and ease tensions or is itself part of the problem is a matter of vigorous political and intellectual debate. In this timely, nuanced collection, twenty leading Indian cultural theorists assess the contradictory ideals, policies, and practices of secularism in India. Scholars of history, anthropology, religion, politics, law, philosophy, and media studies take on a broad range of concerns. Some consider the history of secularism in India; others explore theoretical issues such as the relationship between secularism and democracy or the shortcomings of the categories “majority” and “minority.” Contributors examine how the debates about secularism play out in schools, the media, and the popular cinema. And they address two of the most politically charged sites of crisis: personal law and the right to practice and encourage religious conversion. Together the essays inject insightful analysis into the fraught controversy about the shortcomings and uncertain future of secularism in the world today. Contributors. Flavia Agnes, Upendra Baxi, Shyam Benegal, Akeel Bilgrami, Partha Chatterjee, V. Geetha, Sunil Khilnani, Nivedita Menon, Ashis Nandy, Anuradha Dingwaney Needham, Gyanendra Pandey, Gyan Prakash, Arvind Rajagopal, Paula Richman, Sumit Sarkar, Dwaipayan Sen, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Shabnum Tejani, Romila Thapar, Ravi S. Vasudevan, Gauri Viswanathan

Secularism in India

Author : M. S. Gore
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