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Religion at the service of nationalism and other essays

Author: Madhu Kishwar
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford India paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays by the prominent activist Madhur Kishwar discusses various issues relating to religion, religious sectarianism and nationalism. The essays were written in response to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madhu Kishwar
ISBN: 0195657993 9780195657999
OCLC Number: 51460011
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: xix, 323 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Gangster rule: the massacre of the Sikhs --
'This is the guru's house ... ': a day in the Longowal Gurudwara --
Changing the rules of the political game --
Need to re-establish links: some discussions with Sikh communities in North America --
In defence of our dharma --
Criminalization of politics --
Safety is indivisible: the warning from Bombay riots --
Ways to combat communal violence: some thoughts on International Women's Day --
Pro-women or anti-muslim? The Shah Bano controversy --
Breaking the stalemate: uniform civil code versus personal law --
Stimulating reform, not forcing it: uniform versus optional civil code --
Religion at the service of nationalism: an analysis of Sangh Parivar politics --
Kashmir and Kashmiriyat: the politics of language, religion and region --
Voices from Kashmir --
To sing or not to sing: the national anthem controversy.
Series Title: Oxford India paperbacks.
Responsibility: Madhu Kishwar.
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... apposite and relevant ... Kishwar's analysis is a brave one, and her suggested solution should provoke debate. Democratization

 
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