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India as a secular state

Donald Eugene Smith

India as a secular state

by Donald Eugene Smith

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N. J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • India -- Politics and government -- 1947-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    StatementDonald Eugene Smith.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 518 p. ;
    Number of Pages518
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23844717M

    -In spite of India being a secular state, caste system still rubrics the ancestries, not only at the time of politics, but while choosing a groom/ bride, making companions, hiring workers. -The recent riots in Muzaffarnagar, U.P the main reason was because of the Hindu – .   Why has the turn of the twenty-first century been rocked by a new religious rebellion? From al Qaeda to Christian militias to insurgents in Iraq, a strident new religious activism has seized the imaginations of political rebels around the world. Building on his groundbreaking book, The New Cold War?: Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State, Mark Juergensmeyer here provides an up .

      BOOK EXCERPT Two arguments (and rebuttals) that suggest India is not a secular state An excerpt from a new book that surveys the state of secularism around the world. India is a secular state because it gives equal importance to all of the religions of our country. According to the constitution, no religion can be given more importance than the others. According to arti everyone has equal opportunity to profess, propagate and practice any of the religion.

      India is a democracy and like every democratic country has a rule book called Constitution. This Constitution was made and approved by Indians. The Constitution declears India as a secular state. If you look into the history for centuries India remained tolerant and secular. India: a secular democracy on the decline? Aradhana Das University of Massachusetts Amherst Follow this and additional works at: This thesis is brought to you for free and open access by [email protected] Amherst. It .


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India as a secular state by Donald Eugene Smith Download PDF EPUB FB2

Today, despite her India as a secular state book tradition, India is emerging as a secular state. In this book, Donald E.

Smith explores the origin of the concept of secularization as it is found both in Indian culture and in the example of the western nations.5/5(1). Today, despite her religious tradition, India is emerging as a secular state.

In this book, Donald E. Smith explores the origin of the concept of secularization as it is found both in Indian culture and in the example of the western nations.4/5(1).

Throughout India’s history, religion has been the most powerful single factor in the development of her civilization. Today, despite her religious tradition, India is emerging as a secular state. In this book, Donald E. Smith explores the origin of the concept of secularization as it is found both in Indian culture and in the example of the western nations.

Today, despite her religious tradition, India is emerging as a secular state. In this book, Donald E. Smith explores the origin of the concept of secularization as it is found both in Indian culture and in the example of the western nations.

Throughout India's history, religion has been the most powerful single factor in the development of her civilization. Today, despite her religious tradition, India is emerging as a secular state. In this book, Donald E. Smith explores the origin of the concept of secularization as it is found both in Indian culture and in the example of the western nations.

North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland, USA +1 () [email protected] © Project MUSE. Produced by Johns Hopkins University Cited by: In Nehru declared: “The government of a country like India, with many religions that have secured great and devoted followings for generations, can never function satisfactorily in the modern age except on a secular basis.”¹ From the standpoint of national unity and stability, the principle of the secular state represents a sound practical approach.

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In this book, Donald E. Smith explores the origin of the concept of secularization as it is found both in Indian. Throughout India's history, religion has been the most powerful single factor in the development of her civilization.

Today, despite her religious tradition, India is emerging as a secular state. In this book, Donald E. Smith explores the origin of the concept of secularization as it is found Author: Donald Eugene Smith. With the Forty-second Amendment of the Constitution of India enacted inthe Preamble to the Constitution asserted that India is a secular nation.

Officially, secularism has always inspired modern India. In practice, unlike Western notions of secularism, India's secularism does not separate religion and state. The Indian Constitution has allowed extensive interference of the state in religious affairs.

India. Book Book Series. Frontmatter. Pages i-vi. Download PDF. Free Access; PREFACE. Pages vii-xii. Get Access to Full Text. Get Access to Full Text. PART TWO: BASIS FOR THE SECULAR STATE IN INDIA.

THE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION. Pages Get Access to Full Text. THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK. Pages Get Access to Full Text. THE. India as a secular state Item Preview remove-circle India -- Politics and government -- Publisher Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press Collection Internet Archive Books.

Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on Octo SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: enough if the Indian state is secular, which it is not. It is equally, if not more, important that we are a secular society, a secular nation.

I believe this question needs to be asked, reflected upon and answered truthfully.[1] My latest book, Secularism--India At Cross-Roads, on this subject is being brought out by Rupa & Co., New Delhi, shortly.

The Secular State in Perspective; Part 2. Basis for the Secular State in India; Freedom of Religion; Citizenship; Separation of State and Religion; The Theory of Indian Nationalism; Part 3. Religious Liberty and State: Regulation; Part 4.

State Versus Religious Regulation of Society; Part 5. The Secular State and Culture; Part 6. Sumantra Bose‘s new book Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey and the Future of Secularism (Cambridge University Press, ) is a fascinating comparison of the rise of religious parties in the non-Western world’s two major attempts to establish a post-colonial secular state.

The secular experiments in Turkey and India were considered success stories for the longest period of time but that has changed. India is a secular state,because its Constitution believes in the Principle of Secularism. Indian Constitution in its Preamble says that "'WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and.

Union of India AIR, SC The Hon'ble Supreme court while upholding the dismissal of four state governments ruled by BJP, on the ground of religious conduct, held that ''secular not only meant that the state should have no religion of its own and should be neutral as between different religious, but that political party.

Concept of Secularism: An Indian Scenario 64 CHAPTER: III Concept of Secularism: An Indian Scenario Historical and Cultural Over View of Indian Secularism India became a secular state in the post- era, i.e.

after becoming independent in However, the constitution that came in to force with effect from 26 the January. While the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines secularism as "the belief that religion should not play a role in government, education, or other public parts of society", the most commonly accepted definition of secularism is "separation of religion and state".

By this definition, I would submit that the India of today is not a secular country. ‘Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey And The Future Of Secularism’ – Book Review Ma Ma James M. Dorsey 0 Comments By James M.

Dorsey.basis of a modern secular state is the institutional separation of state and religion."3 The state limits itself to the promotion of the secular welfare of the people, leaving the religious aspects of life to the private individual. In this respect the Hindu state was decidedly not secular, for one of its chief functions was the active Cited by: This was in his book India as a Secular State.

“The secular State is a State which guarantees individual and corporate freedom of religion, deals with the individual as a citizen irrespective of his religion, is not constitutionally connected to a particular religion, nor does it .