Secularism, Communalism And The Intellectuals

Secularism, Communalism And The Intellectuals

Authors : Zaheer Baber
Publisher : Three Essays Collective
Published Date : 2006-01-01
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ISBN-13 : 9788188789283
Page : 99 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Secularism, Communalism And The Intellectuals

These essays focus on the role of fashionable critiques and smug dismissals of secularism and modernity, and the unqualified defense of so-called indigenous traditions in providing intellectual support for the discourse of Hindutva.
“Zaheer Baber’s stern indictment of anti-secular intellectuals should promote a revival of genuine Indian sociology rather than their unimaginative Indology. Baber takes T.N. Madan, Ashis Nandy and Veena Das to task, he offers us a theory of communalism, and he advises us to consider a comparative ‘race’ framework for the oppressions meted out to the socially suppressed within India: all this in a very short, readable and insightful book.” — Vijay Prashad