The Promise of India’S Secular Democracy

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ISBN:

9780198060444

Publication date:

19/01/2010

Hardback

372 pages

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ISBN:

9780198060444

Publication date:

19/01/2010

Hardback

372 pages

Rajeev Bhargava

Suitable for: This book pioneers a conceptual and normative account of Indian politics. It will interest social scientists, political theorists, historians, and philosophers. Scholars, students, teachers, and intelligent readers in both non-western and western societies must read it.

Rights:  World Rights

Rajeev Bhargava

Description

In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, India developed a potentially inclusive, contextually sensitive secular-democratic vision of collective emancipation. This vision is secular because it opposes domination within and between religions, and democratic because it fosters equality of status and political equality. Beset over the years both by extreme Right and Left, this vision has survived into the twenty-first century. But Bhargava believes that it cannot flourish unless values underpinning it are continuously scrutinized, perspicuously articulated, and forcefully defended by arguments. In this collection of rigorously argued essays, the author offers a sustained normative argument in its favour. He tells us what precisely this morally complex vision is. Bhargava shows that our collective practices and the actions of even those who frequently oppose them, depend upon secular, liberal, and democratic values. He provides an original theory of political secularism and a new perspective on minority rights, collective memory, the relationship between liberal values and collective goals, the importance of political inclusion, and cultural and academic freedom.

Rajeev Bhargava

Rajeev Bhargava

Rajeev Bhargava

Rajeev Bhargava

Description

In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, India developed a potentially inclusive, contextually sensitive secular-democratic vision of collective emancipation. This vision is secular because it opposes domination within and between religions, and democratic because it fosters equality of status and political equality. Beset over the years both by extreme Right and Left, this vision has survived into the twenty-first century. But Bhargava believes that it cannot flourish unless values underpinning it are continuously scrutinized, perspicuously articulated, and forcefully defended by arguments. In this collection of rigorously argued essays, the author offers a sustained normative argument in its favour. He tells us what precisely this morally complex vision is. Bhargava shows that our collective practices and the actions of even those who frequently oppose them, depend upon secular, liberal, and democratic values. He provides an original theory of political secularism and a new perspective on minority rights, collective memory, the relationship between liberal values and collective goals, the importance of political inclusion, and cultural and academic freedom.

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