India's Agony Over Religion: Confronting Diversity in Teacher Education
Many of ancient India's religious traditions are alive in modern India, and many of these religious traditions are in conflict with one another regarding the future of India. Even the so-called "secular state" is deeply pervaded by religious sentiments growing out of the Neo-Hindu nationalist movement of Gandhi and Nehru. A careful analysis of the current religious scene when placed in its proper long-term historical perspective raises interesting questions about the nature and future of religion not only in India but elsewhere as well.
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Introduction Beating the Retreat
AN INTRODUCTORY PROFILE
THE TERMS STATE NATIONSTATE AND CIVILIZATION
Continuity i Old Indic Formations
FAULT LINES AND BANYAN TREES
DISCONTINUITY AS CONTINUITY
THE INDUS VALLEY C 30001500 BCE
The Secular as Religion and the Community as Citizen
THE SECULAR AS RELIGION
THE COMMUNITY AS CITIZEN
FIVE CURRENT CRISES
1 The crisis with the Sikh Community in the state of Punjab
2 The crisis over Kashmiri Muslim demands for autonomy in the state of Jammu and Kashmir
3 The crisis regarding personal law and the difficulties of developing a uniform civil code as exhibited in the Shah Bano Begum case and the Muslim...
4 The crisis regarding the notion of compensatory discrimination and its extension to the Other Backward Classes OBCs as a result of the recommend...
THE INDOBRAHMANICAL C 1500600 BCE
THE INDIC HINDUBUDDHISTJAIN C3001200
Discontinuity as Continuity ii New Indic Formations
THE INDOISLAMIC C 12001757
THE INDOANGLIAN C 1757PRESENT
The Minority as Majority
FRAMEWORKS OF MEANING IN CONVERSATION OLD INDIC AND NEW INDIC
THE PROBLEM OF RELIGION IN INDIAN HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION
5 The crisis in Ayodhya culminating in the destruction in December of 1992 of an old Muslim mosque Babri Masjid purportedly located on the preci...
Conclusion The End as the Beginning
THE SEARCH FOR A NEW BEGINNING
ABIDE WITH ME MOTHER GREAT AND FREE
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