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Political Economy of Secularism: Rediscovery of India

Tyabji, Nasir (1994): Political Economy of Secularism: Rediscovery of India. Published in: Economic and Political Weekly , Vol. 29, No. 28 : pp. 1798-1802.

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Abstract

As it was in Europe, secularism in India is an intrinsic part of the process of the emergence of a modern identity of the people of a multi-language and multi-ethnic society, the necessity for which is being continuously generated by industrialisation and urbanisation.The emergence of this identity, however, has been hampered by the failure at the political level: the inability to evolve political units appropriate for the expression of regional aspirations, to entrench and extend the process of agrarian reforms, and to unify and modernise the systems of personal law, etc

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