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Inter-play of religion, politics, and communalism in India

Inter-play of religion, politics, and communalism in India

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Published by BTESSC/SATHRI in Bangalore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion and politics -- India -- Congresses.,
  • Communalism -- Religious aspects -- Congresses.,
  • India -- Politics and government -- 1977- -- Congresses.

  • About the Edition

    Contributed articles, some presented as papers in a national level consultation at Whitefield, England, in October 2003.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Other titlesInter-play of religion, politics, and communalism
    Statementedited by Samson Prabhakar.
    GenreCongresses.
    ContributionsPrabhakar, Samson., Serampore College. Board of Theological Education., South Asia Theological Research Institute (Bangalore, India)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL2015.P57 I57 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 102 p. ;
    Number of Pages102
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16482618M
    LC Control Number2007388495

    The pattern in the communal clashes all over India throughout history was repeated here also. Religious communities nurture suspicion of each other based on political, economic, social (social position, status) or religious (conscience, symbol) reasons. Communalism in Indian Politics - Aishwarya Ayushmaan Introduction “It is dangerous to exploit religion for practical purposes”1 Communalism, a term coined by the British in the mid-nineteenth century2, in its barest sense connotes a feeling of prejudice towards a particular community.

    Essay on the Role of Communalism in Indian Politics: For centuries people belonging to different religious communities have been living together in India without any friction or ill will. Major communities in India being the Hindus, the Muslims, the Sikhs, the . This also forced the Muslim community to use religion as a political tool, despite a desire by the Muslim elite to separate the two. In a competitive democratic polity, the principle of religious grouping as an instrument of pressure pays dividends; in the case of Muslims, it ultimately leads to Islamisation and political communalism.

      Communalism is a modern political phenomenon in India. It uses religion’s identity for political goals. In India when the society was changing due to impact of industrilization and modern education, the organizations like Indian national Congress led teh movement oppose the British and uniting all Indian. In this book, Steven I. Wilkinson uses collected data on Hindu-Muslim riots, socio-economic factors and competitive politics in India to test his theory that riots are fomented in order to win elections and that governments decide whether to stop them or not based on the likely electoral cost of doing : Steven I. Wilkinson.


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Get this from a library. Inter-play of religion, politics, and communalism in India. [Samson Prabhakar; Serampore College. Board of Theological Education.; South Asia Theological Research Institute (Bangalore, India);] -- Contributed articles, Inter-play of religion presented as papers in a national level consultation at Whitefield, England, in October The traditional Nehruvian system is giving way to a less cohesive but a more active India, a country that has already become what it is against all the odds.

Christophe Jaffrelot tracks India's tumultuous journey of recent decades, exploring the role of religion, caste and politics in weaving the fabric of a modern democratic by:   Invented Identities: The Interplay of Gender, Religion and Politics in India (Soas Studies on South Asia.) [Leslie, Julia, McGee, Mary] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Invented Identities: The Interplay of Gender, Religion and Politics in India Format: Hardcover. From the Jacket: The salience of religion in Indian politics has risen sharply in the past twenty-five years leading to major outbreaks of violence, most recently in Gujarat in The selections brought together in this volume describe some of the main events during this period, and also introduce readers to different explanations scholars have put forward to answer key questions in the.

in India is neither the reaction to anti communalism nor an outgrowth of religious and cultural differences but it is a triangular power struggle of the elite.” 7 According to D.E Smith, Inter-play of religion is the term used in India toFile Size: KB.

Politics and Religion in Modern India. I find important to discuss objectively on the use of religion and politics, particularly by the Hindu militant organisations.

This book presents a. Religious Politics and Communal Violence - Google Books This volume tries to offer political and institutional explanations for communal conflicts in India. The volume complies influential and.

Religion & Communalism In the Present ContextSitaram Yechury (Speech At The Xavier Institute of Social Service On the Occassion of the Platinum Jubilee of the R.C. Church Diocese, Ranchi, November ) I feel both honoured and privileged to be invited as the chief guest on the occasion of the platinum jubilee of the R.C.

Resources for all concerned with culture of authoritarianism in society, banalisation of communalism, (also chauvinism, parochialism and identity politics) rise of the far right in India (and with occasional information on other countries of South Asia and beyond).

India is choosing a new government. Many pundits predict that the country’s million voters will make Narendra Modi the next prime minister of the world’s largest democracy. Kalpana Jain, Harvard Divinity School student and a former editor at the Times of India, offered her perspective on the elections that end on May 12 and the role of religion in Indian politics.

[16] James Massey, “Inter-Play of Religion, Politics and Communalism in India,” in Samson Prabhakar, ed., Inter-Play of Religion: Politics and Communalism (Bangalore: BTESSC/SATHRI, ), [17] Binarsing Ingti, Dolanstar Kharshiing & Seleyzia Sahkhar, Political Action: Policy making and Systemic Change.

Communalism is a pervasive phenomenon in the public life of India and communal riots are the ugliest expression (Krishna, ). Communal riots have become an integral part of communalism in India. An event can be classified as a communal riot on two grounds.

Firstly, if there is violence. Religion in Politics: Secularism and Communalism. Religion, secularism and communalism are inextricably linked to each other. They have acquired prominence on the Indian scene since colonial times.

As many novel political and social forces have unleashed themselves in the past few decades, it has achieved new significance in recent times. According to Gopal Krishnan, communalism is destructive Indian expression of religion in politics, which emphasizes religious identity of social groups and requires political society to be organized, as a confederation of religious communities.

Invented Identities: The Interplay of Gender, Religion and Politics in India - Rajat Kanta Ray - Google Books These essays explore the processes by which gender identities are formalized and. Roger Gaikwad, Forces of communalism in India in Samson Prabhakar (Edited), Inter-play of Religion, Politics, and Communalism in India, BTESSC/SATHRI, Communal violence (2, words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article.

Communalism is political trade in religion. It is an ideology on which communal politics is based. And communal violence are conjectural consequences of communal ideology.

Evolution of communalism in Indian society. If we discuss about Indian society, we will find that, ancient India was united and no such communal feelings were there. Notwithstanding this shortcoming, the book is a timely contribution to understand the contemporary political and socio-economic dimensions of Hindu-Muslim violence in U.P.

where Muslim communalism Author: Manjari Katju. Ananth, V. Krishna. "Globalization and Communalism: Locating Contemporary Political Discourse in the Context of Liberalization 1." In Religion, Power & Violence: Expression of Politics in Contemporary Times, edited by Ram Puniyani, New Delhi: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, doi: /n3.

Nevertheless India’s colonial past which produced the divide and rule policy, the Communal award, separate electorates on the basis of religions, strengthened the base of communalism in India. Ultimately the partition of undivided India into Pakistan and India (Bharat) provided further an antagonistic feeling towards each other.

Communalism as a political philosophy (spelled with a capital "C" to differentiate it from other forms) was first coined by the well-known libertarian socialist author and activist Murray Bookchin as a political system to complement his environmental philosophy of social ecology.CONCLUSION The mobilization of sections of the society on the basis of religious beliefs for the purpose of political power, is a central point in the intensification of communalism in modern social infrastructure.

This perception has materialized during the last decade. Communalism has nothing to do with religion; it is the product of politics rather than religion. Politics tries to misuse every possible sentiment for their ends, and in a cou7ntry where religious sentiments are strong, politicians would not miss any opportunity to misuse religion.

India needs religion – in its pristine form.