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The Muslim Secular: Parity and Politics of India’s Partition


The Muslim Secular: Parity and Politics of India’s Partition


Author: Amar Sohal


Publisher: OUP


Pages: X+328


Price: Rs 995

This book makes a serious contribution to the great Indian debate on secularism, at least in two ways. First, it underlines the distinctiveness of Indian secularism, one of the most original intellectual political formulations in the postcolonial period. Political theorist Rajeev Bhargava’s argument that the state is expected to maintain a “principled distance” to practise contextual secularism, in a way, is situated in the realm of intellectual history to trace a particular kind of Muslim  political thinking in late colonial India.  Although the discussion revolves

First Published: Feb 12 2024 | 10:04 PM IST