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Communal Threat To Secular Democracy

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ISBN: 9788178358611    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2010     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 344        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Former Professor IIT Mumbai, has been working for promotion of plural, secular democratic values since 1992. Has been writing on these issues regularly,also conducting workshops...Read more
Description About The Author:- Former Professor IIT Mumbai, has been working for promotion of plural, secular democratic values since 1992. Has been writing on these issues regularly,also conducting workshops and delivering lectures on themes related to threat of fundamentalism, communalism, and terrorism. Is associated with Center for Study of Society and Secularism, Anhad and All India Secular Forum. Has written several books, Contours of Hindu Rashtra (Kalpaz, 2001), Communal Politics: Facts versus Myths (2003), Religion Power and Violence (2005), Mumbai Post 26/11 (2009) (SAGE), Second Assassination of Gandhi (2002, Leicester University) and Dalits and Social Justice (2008, Mythri, Trivandrum). Recipient of Maharashtra Foundation (Communal harmony), 2002; Association for Communal Harmony, Star Award 2003; Indira Gandhi National Integration Award 2006 and National Communal Harmony Award 2007.Contents:- Contents # Preface.: Introduction.: 1. Religion and Modern Society.: 2. Religious Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence.: 3. Secularism.: Secularization and Human Rights.: 4. India : Nation in the Making.: 5. Social Roots of Partition Process.: 6. Jaswant.: Jinnah and Ghost of India's Partition.: 7. Partition Puzzle: Role of British.: 8. Nehru : Foundations of Modern India.: 9. Hinduism and Hindutva.: 10. Freedom Movement.: Savarakar and RSS.: 11. Perceptions and Reality : Social Common.: Sense.: 12. Indian Pluralism: Jai Ho!.: 13. Anatomy of Sangh Parivar.: 14. Electoral Parties and Secular Values.: 15. Bharatiya Janata Party: Future Trajectory.: 16. Cow Urine as Medicine: Faith's Leap into Blind.: Alleys.: 17. Ram Sethu: Man Made or Natural.: 18. Loving to Hate.: 6 Communal Threat to Secular Democracy.: 19. Gujarat: Hindutva and Human Rights.: 20. Minorities: Political Dilemmas.: 21. Problems of Minorities and the Law.: 22. Minority Appeasement.: 23. Communalism and Caste.: 24. Communalism and Anti Christian Violence.: 25. Communal Ideology and Violence Against.: Women.: 26. Communal Mind Set and Peace of Women.: 27. Communalism: International Dimensions.: 28. Dialogue for Peace in Action.: IndexAbout The Book:- This Compilation Of Articles And Essays Captures The Debates Around Politics In The Name Of Religion Which Have Been Dominating The Political And Social Arena. The Range Of Topics Varies From Religion, Pluralism, Process Of Secularization, Gandhi And Freedom Movement, Partition Tragedy And Debates Around That, Role Of Hindutva Organizations In Freedom Movement, Social Common Sense, Assessing Political Parities On The Scale Of Secularism, Gujarat Carnage, Anti Christian Violence, The Issues Related To Terrorism, Clash Of Civilization, The Relationship Of Caste And Gender With Communal Politics Etc.The Major Thrust Of The Book Is To Highlight The Nature Of Identity Related Politics To Give A Picture That Globally And In India Both, Politics Of Vested Interests Is Using The Languages Of Religion. Its Impact On The Weaker Sections Of Society, Women, Dalits, Adivasis And Minorities Also Comes Up Through These Essays. The Historical Debates Of Role Of Different Political Streams In The Freedom Movement Are Covered From Various Angles As It Impacts The Present Debates Of And On. What Communal Politics Is Doing To The Minorities, Muslim And Christians Comes Out Very Well Through Several Of Essays In The Book. Some Contemporary Issues Like Proposed Statue Of Shivaji, Ram Sethu And Valentine Day Violence Is Taken Up. Finally The Book Endeavors To Outline The Path To Peace Through Dialogues And Concern For The Weaker Sections Of Society, How To Encourage Resolution Of Communal Conflicts And Overcome The Sectarian Politics., About The Author:- Former Professor Iit Mumbai, Has Been Working For Promotion Of Plural, Secular Democratic Values Since 1992. Has Been Writing On These Issues Regularly,Also Conducting Workshops And Delivering Lectures On Themes Related To Threat Of Fundamentalism, Communalism, And Terrorism. Is Associated With Center For Study Of Society And Secularism, Anhad And All India Secular Forum. Has Written Several Books, Contours Of Hindu Rashtra (Kalpaz, 2001), Communal Politics: Facts Versus Myths (2003), Religion Power And Violence (2005), Mumbai Post 26/11 (2009) (Sage), Second Assassination Of Gandhi (2002, Leicester University) And Dalits And Social Justice (2008, Mythri, Trivandrum). Recipient Of Maharashtra Foundation (Communal Harmony), 2002; Association For Communal Harmony, Star Award 2003; Indira Gandhi National Integration Award 2006 And National Communal Harmony Award 2007., Content:- Preface.: Introduction.: 1. Religion And Modern Society.: 2. Religious Pluralism And Peaceful Coexistence.: 3. Secularism.: Secularization And Human Rights.: 4. India : Nation In The Making.: 5. Social Roots Of Partition Process.: 6. Jaswant.: Jinnah And Ghost Of India'S Partition.: 7. Partition Puzzle: Role Of British.: 8. Nehru : Foundations Of Modern India.: 9. Hinduism And Hindutva.: 10. Freedom Movement.: Savarakar And Rss.: 11. Perceptions And Reality : Social Common.: Sense.: 12. Indian Pluralism: Jai Ho!.: 13. Anatomy Of Sangh Parivar.: 14. Electoral Parties And Secular Values.: 15. Bharatiya Janata Party: Future Trajectory.: 16. Cow Urine As Medicine: Faith'S Leap Into Blind.: Alleys.: 17. Ram Sethu: Man Made Or Natural.: 18. Loving To Hate.: 6 Communal Threat To Secular Democracy.: 19. Gujarat: Hindutva And Human Rights.: 20. Minorities: Political Dilemmas.: 21. Problems Of Minorities And The Law.: 22. Minority Appeasement.: 23. Communalism And Caste.: 24. Communalism And Anti Christian Violence.: 25. Communal Ideology And Violence Against.: Women.: 26. Communal Mind Set And Peace Of Women.: 27. Communalism: International Dimensions.: 28. Dialogue For Peace In Action.: Index
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