Secularism, Decolonisation, and the Cold War in South and Southeast Asia

Secularism, Decolonisation, and the Cold War in South and Southeast Asia

by Clemens Six

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ISBN-13: 9781351684798
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/20/2017
Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Clemens Six is Assistant Professor for contemporary global history at the Department of History, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His main research interests include religion and politics, the contemporary history of South and Southeast Asia, the history of North-South relations, and the global aid industry.

Table of Contents

Introduction: secularism as historical practice

1. Traces of a transnational mindset: thinking secularism for the postcolonial era

2. Contesting urban space: places of worship, the secular state, and social disintegration in post-Partition Delhi

3. Prosecuting the ‘non-secular’: the conflict with the RSS in Delhi after Partition

4. Redefining secularism in the Cold War: Christian missionaries in Malaya’s New Villages, 1948-1960

5. (Anti-)secularism and social struggle: Christian and Islamic groups during the anti-communist mass murder in Indonesia, 1965-1966

6. Religion and secular education in Java, Singapore, and India



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