What does secularism mean for India today?

“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

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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