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Religion, Power and Violence: Expression of Politics in Contemporary Times

Puniyani, Ram (ed.)

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ISBN 10: 0761933387 / ISBN 13: 9780761933380
Published by Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, 2005
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Title: Religion, Power and Violence: Expression of ...

Publisher: Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Softcover

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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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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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