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Modern Myths, Locked Minds: Secularism and Fundamentalism in India

T.N.M Madan


This book reflects contemporary concerns about the inadequacies of secularism in the context of religious assertiveness in recent decades. It examines the ideologies of secularism and fundamentalism in the setting of the Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh religious traditions. Each chapter begins with appropriate quotes pertaining to the subject. In a new preface and two appendices, the author recapitulates earlier formulations on the subject and revisits the current debates. The book has been described as ‘an invitation to an enticing intellectual journey that reveals new landscapes’ (Louis Dumont), acc ... More

Keywords: India, secularism, fundamentalism, religious traditions, religious pluralism, democracy, political ideology, Islam, Sikhs, Hindus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780198065104
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065104.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T.N.M Madan, author
Institute of Ecnomic Growth, Delhi