India 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.

Author: Donald Eugene Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400877782

Category: Political Science

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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. He emphasizes the important role of secularization in India’s total democratic experiment and points out that the degree of its realization will undoubtedly affect the eventual character of democracy in India. In addition, the success or failure of the secular state in India cannot fail to influence the attitudes of her neighbors. Professor Smith considers the many aspects and implications of India’s attempt to secularize her government. Originally published in 1963. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Secular States Religious Politics

Presents a comparative study of two major attempts to build secular states - India and Turkey - in the non-Western world

Author: Sumantra Bose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108472036

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

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Presents a comparative study of two major attempts to build secular states - India and Turkey - in the non-Western world
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Islam and the Secular State

In this book, a Muslim scholar and human rights activist envisions a positive and sustainable role for Shari'a, based on a profound rethinking of the relationship between religion and the secular state in all societies.

Author: Abd Allah Ahmad Naim

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674027760

Category: Law

Page: 324

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What should be the place of Shari'a - Islamic religious law - in predominantly Muslim societies of the world? In this book, a Muslim scholar and human rights activist envisions a positive and sustainable role for Shari'a, based on a profound rethinking of the relationship between religion and the secular state in all societies.
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Christians in Secular India

Seeks to explore the role of the Christian community in the Indian secular state.

Author: Abraham Vazhayil Thomas

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838610218

Category: Christian in India

Page: 246

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Seeks to explore the role of the Christian community in the Indian secular state. Although the Indian Christian community forms only 2.4 percent of the population, it has played an important part in the social, educational, political, and religious spheres of the recent life of India.
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