The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future (Google eBook)

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - History - 432 pages
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While America is focused on religious militancy and terrorism in the Middle East, democracy has been under siege from religious extremism in another critical part of the world. As Nussbaum reveals in this penetrating look at India today, the forces of the Hindu right pose a disturbing threat to its democratic traditions and secular state. Nussbaum's long-standing professional relationship with India makes her an excellent guide to its recent history.
  

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Very interesting book. I knew a little bit before about religious violence in India, but not much about what was behind it. I can see why some extreme right-wing Hindus don't like the book though ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Genocide in Gujarat
17
The Human Face of the Hindu Right
52
Tagore Gandhi Nehru
80
A Democracy of Pluralism Respect Equality
122
The Rise of the Hindu Right
152
Fantasies of Purity and Domination
186
The Assault on History
211
The Education Wars
264
The Diaspora Community
302
The Clash Within
330
Chronology
339
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
345
Notes
347
Index
383
Copyright

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Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.

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