Future of Secularism

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This volume collects eleven essays and their commentaries by some of the world's leading scholars who hail from multicultural and multiethnic societies. The essays discuss the trends in secularism in social, politics, legal, and administrative organs including literature and academicinstitutions and the media. They further examine the perceived threat to secularism asking if it is a passing phenomenon or a deep seated one and whether the threat extends beyond secularism to economic liberalism and globalization. The contributors also discuss viable options for national andinternational institutions (governmental and non-governmental) to diffuse the threat. This volume includes contributions from renowned scholars like Jagdish Bhagwati, Rajeev Bhargava, Faisal Devji, Dilip M. Menon, Romila Thapar, Fakir Syed Aijazuddin, and Amila Buturovic.

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This volume collects eleven essays and their commentaries by some of the world's leading scholars who hail from multicultural and multiethnic societies. The essays discuss the trends in secularism in social, politics, legal, and administrative organs including literature and academicinstitutions and the media. They further examine the ...

T.N. Srinivasan is Samuel C. Park, Jr Professor of Economics at Yale University, USA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Abbreviations1. T.N. Srinivasan: IntroductionPart I:2. Jagdish Bhagwati: Secularism in India: Why is it Imperilled?3. Rajeev Bhargava: The Distinctiveness of Indian Secularism4. Dilip M. Menon: An Inner Violence: Why Communalism in India is about Caste5. Romila Thapar: Is Secularism Alien to Indian Civilization?Shyam Sunder: Comments6. Lamin Sanneh: The Future of Secularism and the Promise of Diversity in India: A Historical Perspective7. F.S. Aijazuddin: The Shifting Qiblah: Islamization under General Zia-ul-Haq and Secularism under General Pervez Musharraf-The Pakistani ExperienceMahmood Monshipouri: CommentsPart II:8. Goenawan Mohamad: Secularism, 'Revivalism', MimicryBen Kiernan: Comments9. M. Syafi's Anwar: The Clash of Religio-Political Thought: The Contest between Radical-Conservative Islam and Progressive-Liberal Islam in Post-Soeharto IndonesiaPart III:10. Nur Yalman: Islam and Secularism-Plato and Khomeini: Questions Concerning the Open Society and its EnemiesAbbas Amanat: Comments11. Amila Buturovic: When Secularism Opposes Nationalism: The Case of the Former YugoslaviaMichael Holquist: CommentsNotes on ContributorsIndex