Religion, Power and Violence

Expression of Politics in Contemporary Times

by Puniyani, Ram

The 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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  • Pub date: July 2005
  • English
  • 9788132102069 / 0761933387
  • India
  • Primary Price: 19.99 GBP
  • Pages: 332
  • SAGE Publications / Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: editor, Ram Puniyani.
  • Biblio Notes: Formerly CIP.
  • Reference Code: BDZ0006700033