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Routledge India
31 March 2019
Religion & politics; Politics & government
This book highlights the relationship between the state and religion in India and Europe. It problematizes the idea of secularism and questions received ideas about secularism. It also looks at how Europe and India can learn from each other about negotiating religious space and identity in this globalised post-9/11 world.
Edited by:   Peter Losonczi, Walter Van Herck (University of Antwerp, Department of Philosophy, Belgium.)
Imprint:   Routledge India
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
Weight:   435g
ISBN:   9780367176976
ISBN 10:   0367176971
Series:   Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought
Pages:   236
Publication Date:   31 March 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Foreword Winand M Callewaert. Introduction P r Losonczi and Walter Van Herck. Part I: Secularism: Conceptualising Contexts: The Secularism and Post-Secularism Debates in India and Europe. 1. Secularism: The Life and Times of a Difficult Concept Neera Chandhoke. 2. Contextualizing Secularism: The Relationship between State and Religion in India Gurpreet Mahajan 3. Beyond Moderate Secularism Rajeev Bhargava 4. Secularism in Plural Post-colonial Democracies: Is Liberal Toleration Enough? Valentina Gentile 5. Religion, Pluralism, Politics: Case for an Inter-Contextual Study on Europe and India P r Losonczi Part II: Contextualising Concepts: Between Secularism and Democracy in Europe, India, and Beyond 6. Religious Political Parties in Europe and India Veit Bader 7. Secular Pluralism in India: Lessons for Europe? Eva Pf`stl 8. Secularism and the Spirit of Capitalism Torkel Brekke 9. Sri Lankan Postcoloniality, Secular Time, Future of Democracy Ananda Abeysekara 10. Shaping Secularism through the Judiciary in Nepal: Case Studies from the Kathmandu Supreme Court Chiara Letizia

Peter Losonczi is Associate Researcher, Centre for Metaphysics and Philosophy of Culture, Belgium. Walter Van Herck is Associate Professor, University of Antwerp, Department of Philosophy, Belgium.

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