The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future

The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future

by Martha C. Nussbaum
     
 

While America is focused on religious militancy and terrorism in the Middle East, democracy has been under siege from religious extremism in another critical part of the world. As Nussbaum reveals in this penetrating look at India today, the forces of the Hindu right pose a disturbing threat to its democratic traditions and secular state. Nussbaum's long-standing… See more details below

Overview

While America is focused on religious militancy and terrorism in the Middle East, democracy has been under siege from religious extremism in another critical part of the world. As Nussbaum reveals in this penetrating look at India today, the forces of the Hindu right pose a disturbing threat to its democratic traditions and secular state. Nussbaum's long-standing professional relationship with India makes her an excellent guide to its recent history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674030596
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.93(h) x 3.01(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Map of India
  • Introduction
  • 1. Genocide in Gujarat
  • 2. The Human Face of the Hindu Right
  • 3. Tagore, Gandhi, Nehru
  • 4. A Democracy of Pluralism, Respect, Equality
  • 5. The Rise of the Hindu Right
  • 6. Fantasies of Purity and Domination
  • 7. The Assault on History
  • 8. The Education Wars
  • 9. The Diaspora Community
  • 10. The Clash Within
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Index

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