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Is Secularism a threat to Traditions of India?

Is Secularism a threat to Traditions of India?

India got independence from British colonial rule on 15th August 1947 after a long struggle which was inclusive and had plural dimensions. Foundation of Indian Constitution is Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Justice. The values of secularism are deeply ingrained all through and particularly in Articles 14, 19, 22, and 25. It gives us freedom of religion, to practice, preach and[Read More…]

by 03/18/2021 Comments are Disabled Communal Harmony
Secularism under manifold challenges, says Irfan Engineer

Secularism under manifold challenges, says Irfan Engineer

“Secularism in India faces manifold challenges that require multilevel interventions to make it socially relevant and sustainable,” according to Irfan Engineer, noted Human Rights activist and Director, Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai. Engineer was speaking on “India’s Tryst with Secularism: Past and Future Challenges” at the Annual memorial Lecture organised by Vakkom Moulavi Memorial and Research[Read More…]

by 12/29/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Grooming Chimps and Grovelling Minorities- Is this the Dead-End?

Grooming Chimps and Grovelling Minorities- Is this the Dead-End?

Desmond Morris’s pithy observations in The Naked Ape may be considered obsolete in our times, when we are busy talking about posthumans and homo-roboticus; but I think, it still contains many nuggets of wisdom. Being a zoologist, he sees quite a lot of parallelisms, between, us naked apes, who at some point in our history, unilaterally proclaimed the shattering of[Read More…]

by 08/30/2020 Comments are Disabled Communal Harmony
For Secular Atheists, Adopting The Language Of Religion Is Fraud

For Secular Atheists, Adopting The Language Of Religion Is Fraud

Yogendra Yadav recently wrote about how secularism gave up the language of religion. He blamed secular English-speaking elites for not talking in terms of the cultural metaphors that common Indian could relate with. I understand where he is coming from. But I object to both to the diagnosis of the problem that English-speaking elites are secular while masses are communal. [Read More…]

by 08/24/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Separation Of Religion From State Still A Necessity

Separation Of Religion From State Still A Necessity

The role of religion in politics is as contentious today as it was about hundreds of years ago. The question still haunts the civilization today as it used to once upon a time. The west, for its part, has been successful in separating religion from politics or the church from politics, to which they still adhere amid the wave of[Read More…]

by 02/12/2018 1 comment South Asia
Is Overt Display Of Religion Tearing The Fabric Of Indian Society?

Is Overt Display Of Religion Tearing The Fabric Of Indian Society?

“This is Gandhi’s land!” people often tell me. Where multicultural acceptance is a part of every Indian’s day to day life. This is the land which has a tradition of accepting into its fold all divergent views including religions. They tell me that Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, even Zoroastrianism have flourished for millennia under the benevolence of the majority[Read More…]

by 07/05/2017 1 comment India