Religion, politics and nationalism in pre-independent India/South Asia and the formation of India and Pakistan

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

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Hinduism and Islam in politics as ideology and concept

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