226 pages | 4 B/W Illus.
This volume examines how religion is intrinsically related to politics in India. Based on studies from states across the length and breadth of India, it looks at political formations that inform political discourse on the national level and maps the trajectory of religion in politics.
The chapters in this volume:
The book will be a key reference text for scholars and researchers of politics, religion, sociology, media and culture studies, and South Asian studies.
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1 Religion, minorities and the Indian state
2 Politics of religious polarization in India: insights from riots in Gujarat (2002), Kandhamal (2008) and Muzaffarnagar (2013)
3 Sikh politics in Punjab: Shiromani Akali Dal
Ashutosh Kumar and Hardeep Kaur
4 Religion, ethnicity and politics: understanding the BJP’s rise in Assam
Dhruba Pratim Sharma, Tarun Gogoi and Vikas Tripathi
5 Church and political action in Mizoram
6 Identity, religion and development: the changing nature of political mobilization of Muslims in post-Sachar West Bengal
7 Hindutva as a ‘sacred form’: a case study of Karnataka
8 Nature and dynamics of religion-oriented politics in Kerala
Josukutty C. A.
9 Politics of Hindutva in Maharashtra: actors, causes and political effects
Parimal Maya Sudhakar
10 Religion-polity interface in Jammu and Kashmir: an analysis
11 Religion as a tool for political mobilization in Bihar
12 Beyond othering: a study of Hindu politics in Gujarat
13 Indian political space and religion: perspectives and exploring alternatives
Y. S. Alone