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Religion and political conflict in South Asia : India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

Author: Douglas Allen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992.
Series: Contributions to the study of religion, no. 34.
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One of our most dramatic and surprising developments of the last 20 years was the proliferation of aggressive political movements linked to religion. This book examines the interplay of religion and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Religion and political conflict in South Asia.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992
(OCoLC)645771475
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Allen
ISBN: 031327309X 9780313273094 0195633385 9780195633382
OCLC Number: 25205238
Description: viii, 230 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1 India: Hinduism, Social Inequality, and the State, Gail Omvedt; Untouchables, Religion and Politics - The Changing Face of Struggle, Barbara Joshi; Indian Muslims in a Contemporary Multi-religious Society, Asghar Ali Engineer. Part 2 Pakistan: Religion, Ethnicity and State Power in Pakistan - The Question of Class, Hassan Gardezi; Discourses on Feminism in Pakistan Today, Shahnaz Rouse; Islamisation, Civil Society and the Politics of Transition in Pakistan, Mustapha Kamal Pasha. Part 3 Sri Lanka: Dutthagamani and the Buddhist Conscience, Gananath Obeyesekere; Some Aspects of Religious and Cultural Identity and the Construction of Sinhala Buddhist Womanhood, Kumari Jayawardena; Religious-political Conflict in Sri Lanka - Philosophical Considerations, Douglas Allen. Part 4 Bibliography: Selected Books on Religion and Political Conflict in South Asia, Dougas Allen.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of religion, no. 34.
Responsibility: edited by Douglas Allen.
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?The resultant volume is a refreshing, thought provoking analysis of the religious-political situation in South Asia, and an important critique of the standard, often assumed, interpretations. It is Read more...

 
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