Hinduism and Secularism: After Ayodhya

Hinduism and Secularism: After Ayodhya

by Arvind Sharma
     
 

The demolition of the Babri Mosque at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 was an event as significant as it was unexpected. In this book, nine scholars (Theodore P. Wright, Jr., John J. Carroll, Matthew A. Cook, Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi, Subhas C. Kashyap, Steven A. Hoffman, Srinivas Tilak, Koenraad Elst, and Vasudha Narayanan) explore the myriad significances of this event

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The demolition of the Babri Mosque at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 was an event as significant as it was unexpected. In this book, nine scholars (Theodore P. Wright, Jr., John J. Carroll, Matthew A. Cook, Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi, Subhas C. Kashyap, Steven A. Hoffman, Srinivas Tilak, Koenraad Elst, and Vasudha Narayanan) explore the myriad significances of this event for the Hindu and Muslim communities, and for the relations between them, in India.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333794067
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/06/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction--Arvind Sharma
• The Muslim Minority Before and After Ayodhya--Theodore P. Wright, Jr.
• In the Shadow of Ayodhya: Secularism in India--John J. Carroll
• Reconstructing "RAM RAJYA:" Tradition, Politics and the Bharatiya Janata Party--Matthew A. Cook
• The Politics of Paradise: Islam, Identity and Politics in India--Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi
• The Case for a Divorce between Religion and Politics--Subhash C. Kashyap
• Historical Narrative and Nation-State in India--Steven A. Hoffmann
Hindutva --The Indian Secularists' Metaphor for Illness and Perversion--Shrinivas Tilak
• India's Only Communalist: An Introduction to the Work of Sitaramgoel--Koenraad Elst
• The Strains of Hindu-Muslim Relations: Babri Masjid, Music and Other Areas Where the Traditions Cleave--Vasudha Narayanan

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