Politically Correct

With a line-up of contributors of the likes of Flavia Agnes, Upendra Baxi, Shyam Benegal, Akeel Bilgrami, Partha Chatterjee, V. Geetha, Sunil Khilnani, Nivedita Menon, Ashis Nandy, Gyanendra Pandey, Gyan Prakash, Arvind Rajagopal, Paula Richman, Sumit Sarkar, Dwaipayan Sen, Shabnum Tejani, Romila Thapar, Ravi Vasudevan, and Gauri Viswanathan, Permanent Black's new title, THE CRISIS OF SECULARISM IN INDIA edited by Anuradha Dingwaney Needham and Rajeswari Sunder Rajan needs no further endorsement.

"Collectively, the essays consider the history of secularism in India; the relationship between secularism and democracy; and shortcomings in the categories majority and minority. They examine how debates about secularism play out in schools, the media, and in popular cinema. And they address two of the most politically charged sites of crisis: personal law and the right to practice and encourage religious conversion."

In our Politics section. Paperback, 410 pages, Rs 450. ISBN 9788178242569

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