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Published by Commission for Justice, Peace, and Development, Catholic Bishop"s Conference of India in New Delhi .
Written in English



  • India.


  • Secularism -- India.

Book details:

About the Edition

Contributed articles.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

ContributionsC.B.C.I. Commission on Justice, Development, and Peace.
LC ClassificationsBL2765.I5 S46 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 82 p. ;
Number of Pages82
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1255813M
LC Control Number94905937

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Concept of Secularism: An Indian Scenario 69 devoid of religious conflicts at the mass level. Romila Thapar cites Hseun Tsang and Kalhana as referring to hostilities between the Shaivites and the Buddhists.8 The influence of the priests also declined somewhat around the 4th century B.C. for the importance of Vedic ritual and sacrifices declined.   Secularism in the Indian Context Continuing the same thread from my previous blog post, I thought I should do a little bit more research into the concept of secularism. Everyone in India bandies the word about, but nobody (including yours truly) seems to know what it actually means. Reclaiming Secularism In Indian Context: Experiences Over Expounders. It is this convergence of meaning and motives that I believe our Secular India should start working towards, quite different from dilution or dismissal of faith discourses which form a large part of our politics and : Suzanne Sangi. Secularism in Indian context is distinct from Western secularism. Indian secularism is not irreligion, but multitude of religions. Every time there is a communal disharmony, or a politicization of.

Coming to the end of a dissertation on topics revolving around the successes and failures of Indian secularism in relation to other often unwieldy literature such as nationalism theory, gender theory, Indian legal theory, and so on, I have to admit I wish I'd kept this particular volume closer at hand throughout--from day one of the Phd program to its final, dreadfully nasty final gauntlet.5/5(2). Secularism: Concept, Scope and its Importance 32 The problem of the relationship between religion and the State emerged with the rise of Christianity, with its distinction between the spiritual and the temporal, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. Secularism in the Indian Context. Authors. Deepa Das Acevedo. Corresponding author. Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago; Search for more papers by this author. First published: 25 April Full publication history; DOI: /jx View/save citation;.   Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.. 4) To fully understand what secularism in the Indian context means, we must read the Constitution in its entirety. Comment. ( Words) The Hindu.