By Ian Copland,Ian Mabbett,Asim Roy,Kate Brittlebank,Adam Bowles

Offering the 1st long-duration research of the connection among the country and faith in South Asia, this e-book seems to be on the nature and origins of Indian secularism. It interrogates the proposition that communalism in India is completely a manufactured from colonial coverage and modernisation, questions even if the Indian nation has mostly been a benign, or disruptive, effect on public non secular existence, and evaluates the declare that the sector has spawned a tradition of sensible toleration.

The publication is based round six key arenas of interplay among kingdom and faith: cow worship and sacrifice, keep an eye on of temples and shrines, spiritual fairs and processions, proselytising and conversion, communal riots, and spiritual teaching/doctrine and relations legislation. It deals a hard argument in regards to the position of the country in spiritual lifestyles in a ancient continuum, and identifies issues of similarity and distinction among classes and regimes. The publication makes an important contribution to the literature on South Asian heritage and Religion.

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