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


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