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Disenchanting IndiaOrganized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India$
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Johannes Quack

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199812608

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.001.0001

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Recent History of Organized Rationalism in Maharashtra

Recent History of Organized Rationalism in Maharashtra

(p.100) (p.101) 9 Recent History of Organized Rationalism in Maharashtra
Disenchanting India

Johannes Quack

Oxford University Press

Against the background of the larger history of rationalism in India, this chapter focuses specifically on organised rationalism in Maharashtra in the second half of the 20th century. Various groups such as the Indian Secular Society (ISS), the Maharashtra Rationalist Association (MRA) and the Satyashodhak Movement, as well as people such as Basava Premanand and Lakshmanshastri Joshi are introduced with respect to their influence on the establishment of ANiS in 1989. This chapter also discusses why ANiS split soon after it's foundation into two separate organisations: Akhil Bharatiya Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ABANS) led by Shyam Manav and Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ANiS) headed by Narendra Dabholkar.

Keywords:   Maharashtra, Indian Secular Society, Rationalist Association, Satyashodhak Movement, Basava Premanand, Lakshmanshastri Joshi, Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti, Shyam Manav, Narendra Dabholkar

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