Hinduism and Secularism: After Ayodhya

Hinduism and Secularism: After Ayodhya

by Arvind Sharma
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333794060

ISBN-13: 9780333794067

Pub. Date: 07/06/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The demolition of the Babri Mosque at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 is 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.Kashyar, Steven A.Hoffmann, Srinivas Tilak, Koenraad Elst and Vasudha Narayanan) explore the myriad significances of this event for the Hindu…  See more details below

Overview

The demolition of the Babri Mosque at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 is 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.Kashyar, Steven A.Hoffmann, 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)

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors Introduction; A.Sharma The Muslim Minority Before and After Ayodhya; T.P.Wright, Jr. In the Shadow of Ayodhya: Secularism in India; J.J.Carroll Reconstructing 'Ram Rajya:' Tradition, Politics and the Bharatiya Janata Party; M.A.Cook The Politics of Paradise: Islam, Identity and Politics in India; D.K.Vajpeyi The Case for a Divorce Between Religion and Politics; S.C.Kashyap Historical Narrative and Nation-State in India; S.A.Hoffmann Hindutva : The Indian Secularists' Metaphor for Illness and Perversion; S.Tilak India's Only Communalist: An Introduction to the Work of Sita Ram Goel; K.Elst The Strains of Hindu-Muslim Relations: Babri Masjid, Music and Other Areas Where the Traditions Cleave; V.Narayanan Index

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