Going beyond the obvious, one needs to understand why the shortfalls in the practice of secularism
have dogged our nation?
He pointed out that there were no appropriate alternative words for secularism
in Urdu and Hindi.
Chapter two focuses on the secularism
experience of the modern republic during the single-party and early multi-party eras.
Four major realities in 'secular' India tend to prove that secularism
is a myth and not a reality.
She goes further: beyond religion, women were also associated with reproduction--"Man is the brain, woman the uterus." In the discourse of secularism
, the sexual division of labor was attributed to biology and nature, whereas before the US and French revolutions, it was the consequence of the hand of God.
While not giving in to anti-secular argument, Copson's analysis sets the foundation for the books final chapter, entitled "Hard Questions and New Conflicts." As the world faces increased migration, he observes, "Migration has been a spur to secularism
, especially in its aspect as equal treatment of people with different beliefs.
, Scott points out, is a hard concept to pin down.
, when broadly described in political context refers to a system where the State has nothing to do with the religion, in the sense that the relations of secularism
to religion are mutually exclusive.
Davutoglu also said the government would seek a a "liberal interpretation" of secularism
, as opposed to an "authoritarian" one.
cannot feature in the new constitution," he reportedly said.
" Is it therefore bold to expect that the Supreme Court may consider, in its wisdom, to clarify the contours within which the principles of secularism
and composite culture should operate with a view to strengthen their functional modality and remove ambiguities that have crept in?
What do we mean when we talk about this Western phenomenon called secularism
? Some have talked about secularism
as what follows after the collapse of Christendom; thus the declaration that we live in the secular era of post-Christendom, where fewer and fewer people attend Christian worship services, and where Christianity no longer exercises power over sociopolitical realities.