Indian Society and the Secular

Essays

ISBN(s) 978-93-83968-16-9
Pub. Date December 2016
Pages pp xiv+286, includes index.
Dimensions demy octavo 8.5 x 5.5 in.
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The rich oeuvre of historical literature that Romila Thapar has authored holds a mirror to her remarkable personality. Like her writings do, she exudes confidence, conviction and commitment. She is honest, forthright and passionate. These qualities have made her the most articulate advocate of secularism and nationalism. She is neither a feminist nor a Marxist, but a humanist in whom all isms enter into a dialogue.

— K.N. Panikkar

Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Role of Religion in Political Conflicts Indian Society and the Secular
Redefining the Secular Mode for India
Is Secularism Alien to Indian Civilisation?
Historical Interpretations and the Secularising of Indian Society
Understanding Secularism
Contemporary Politics and the Rewriting of History in India
Communalism and the Historical Legacy: Some Facets Can Genetics Help Us to Understand Indian Social History?
Rethinking the Concept of Civilisation as History
The Politics of Religious Communities
Justice in Gujarat
Past as Present and the Present as Past Index

Cover design and photo by Asad Zaidi

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Romila Thapar is the most celebrated historian of India. She is Emeritus Professor of History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where she taught ancient Indian history to at least three generations of students. Romila Thapar is also... Read more

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