Religion, Power and Violence
Expression of Politics in Contemporary Times
Edited by Ram Puniyani
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Religion, Power and Violence by Ram Puniyani
Book DescriptionThe rise of communalism in recent years as the major claimant to power in Indian politics has posed a serious challenge to the survival of democracy and is even threatening the fabric of the Constitution. Coupled with the fact that political discourse in the international arena has been increasingly using the language of religion, this phenomenon has posed a serious challenge to human rights movements worldwide. The seventeen original essays in this volume traverse a large canvas and critically interrogate Hindutva from multiple vantage points in the light of recent national and international political events.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761933380
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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India has seen a rise in social problems, problems related to poverty, unemployment, housing, health and education, while the dominant discussion in politics has veered almost entirely around communal and caste issues. This book examines the various facets of communalism and its growing threat to Indian society.
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Author Biography - Ram Puniyani
Ram Puniyani is currently the Chairman at the Center for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai. He was a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, IIT Mumbai, and took voluntary retirement in 2004, and is currently working for communal harmony. He has been involved with human rights activities for the past two decades. He has also involved himself with groups working for workers' rights. Ram Puniyani is also associated with various secular and democratic initiatives, namely, All India Secular Forum, Center for Study of Society and Secularism, and Anhad.
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