“Has secularism in India today become associated with the politics of convenience and tokenism? Who can really claim to be secular? And will this define the tone of the campaign for the next elections?” This was the subject of the discussion on NDTV dated July 17, 2013. Continue reading
Political power in India, table Continue reading
The close interrelation between religion and politics in South Asia is not a phenomenon of the last 20 years. In South Asia, the natures of the Indian independence movement and of the colonial administration play vital roles. Continue reading
The close interaction between religion and politics is not new and, as a matter of fact, quite common in South Asia. The paper, however, argues that a different situation emerges when religion is interpreted as an ideology. Continue reading
Fundamentalism is the interpretation of religions as ideologies. Continue reading
Wikileaks published a report about the mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross in India. As the ICRC submits only confidential reports to the Government of India, this publication is quite interesting. See the Guardian.
The BJP and its predecessor the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) have a unique place within the political spectrum of India. The party was founded on October 21, 1951.