ISBN 9789380828770,Secular India Politics Of Minorityism

Secular India Politics Of Minorityism



Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789380828770

ISBN-10 9380828772

Hard Back

Number of Pages 284 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

When appeasement becomes the part of social philosophy of the state, it changes not only the dynamics of politics but also the paradigm of policies and expectations of the people. Identity politics takes centrestage and the secular space is challenged by communal demands and discourses. Appeasement then turns into a double-edged sword. The section of the population that is treated as more equal than others is never quite satisfied with the magnitude of doles coming its way, and the section that is treated as merely equal accuses the state of step-motherly treatment. In the process, the nation stands divided forever.Secular a compilation of essays by country's prominent citizens that go beyond boundaries of religion and caste. Contributors Asha Das, Subramanian Swamy, Jagdamba Mall, Meenakshi Lekhi, Devang Nanavati, Arif Mohammed Khan, C Issac, Pravin Togadia, S G Godbole, Bal Apte, Hari S Kartha, T N Razdan, Vinod K Shukla