Beyond Secularism: The Rights of Religious Minorities

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - History - 321 pages
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Secularism has come to pose one of the most pressing, disturbing and vexed questions of our times. This book explores how and why the concept of secularism has proved to be inadequate for dealing with the complex and specific problems of Indian society.

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Religious and Political Communities in India
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About the author (1999)

Neera Chandhoke is a Professor, Dept of Political Science at University of Delhi.

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