Images of the World
Essays on Religion, Secularism, and Culture
By (author) T. N. Madan
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Images of the World by T. N. Madan
Book DescriptionThis collection of essays engages with the persistence of religion in the modern world, the rise of processes of rationalization, secularization, and cultural change. It argues that the rise of religion as a faith and as a political ideology made the last century a short one. Expectations of the decline of religion were never fulfilled. In these circumstances freedom of religion and religious pluralism acquired great salience. Secularism has been viewed critically and some forms of it have turned out to be seriously flawed. The volume further argues that the relationship between fundamentalism and secularism is more complex than previously imagined and not merely one of antagonism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195698343
(208mm x 132mm x 22mm)
Imprint: OUP India
Publisher: OUP India
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: India
Books By Author T. N. Madan
Education and Society, Hardback (March 2015)
Contributed articles; most previously published.
India's Religions, Hardback (November 2004)
A collection of readings that examines different facets of religion and religious life in India. The volume takes stock of traditions, culture, history and politics of India's faiths.
Family and Kinship, Paperback (January 2002)
With a new preface highlighting the loss of these communities and the way of life between then and now, due to the conflict in the area, this classic will be of interest to a wide scholarly audience and to the general public as well.
Modern Myths, Locked Minds, Paperback (October 1999)» View all books by T. N. Madan
Secularism and fundamentalism are presented in this book as modern ideologies that purvey mutually exclusive rival images of society. A comparison of the Sikh, Islamic, and Hindu traditions is offered, each seen over a long period of time, revealing markedly distinctive historical experiences.
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Author Biography - T. N. Madan
T.N. Madan is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi.
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