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Termin: 30.11.2016 Uhrzeit: 18:00 ( s.t. ) - 19:30 ( s.t. ) ( Mittwoch )

Religion and Democratic Politics in Contemporary India: the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance Government since 2014, Modi and the Religious Minorities

Reihe: Perspektiven der Moderne
Referent/in: Prof. Dr. Gurharpal Singh
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Referent

Gurharpal Singh, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Abstract

Arguably, the May 2014 general election in India marks a turning point in the political management of religious diversity: for the first time since 1947, the Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a majority of seats in the national parliament. Although the BJP has formed a coalition government with regional parties, it appears to signal a new departure in the politics of state secularism that has characterised post- independence India. This lecture will review the policies and practices of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance since 2014 towards religious minorities and reflect on how the new government’s approach to the role of religion in contemporary politics can be better conceptualised. Underlying the BJP’s approach, particularly towards religious minorities, it will be argued, are more continuities than discontinuities with the state secularism of Congress governments. The BJP’s project of building a Hindu Rashtra (Hindu state) is very much alive but it faces formidable challenges both within the Hindu nationalist movement itself and the social and political formations opposed to it.

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Ort: Bonner Universitätsforum
Adresse: Heussallee 18-24, 53113 Bonn
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Weitere Informationen: http://www.fiw.uni-bonn.de/perspektiven-der-moderne
Veranstalter: Forum Internationale Wissenschaft
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