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Title Pluralism and democracy in India : debating the Hindu right / edited by Wendy Doniger, Martha C. Nussbaum
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
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Contents Introduction / Wendy Doniger and Martha C. Nussbaum -- 1. The Politics of History / Amartya Sen -- 2. Pluralism on Trial in Late Nineteenth-Century India / Mushirul Hasan -- 3. Nehru, Religion, and the Humanities / Martha C. Nussbaum -- 4. Gandhi, Newton, and the Enlightenment / Akeel Bilgrami -- 5. Legitimating Majoritarian Chauvinism : The Indian Media and the Hindutva Campaign / Malini Parthasarathy -- 6. Clarity Begins at Home : To Nurture Pluralism and Democracy in India, the Media Needs to First Inculcate These Traits within Itself / Antara Dev Sen -- 7. The Emergence of a National-Popular Television Aesthetics: Surveying in the 1990s through Advertisements / Arvind Rajagopal -- 8. The Long March from Ayodhya : Democracy and Violence in India / Amrita Basu -- 9. Tokenism or Empowerment: Policies and Institutions for Disadvantaged Communities / Zoya Hasan -- 10. Neoliberalism and the Food Crisis / Prabhat Patnaik -- 11. The Dilemma of a Liberal Hindu / Gurcharan Das -- 12. The Role of Poetry and Literature in Implementing a Pluralistic Democracy : Writing at the Time of Siege / Nabaneeta Dev Sen -- 13. The Baby and the Bathwater : Secularism in the Work of a Conservative Writer / Pratik Kanjilal -- 14. The BJP's Intellectual Agenda : Textbooks and Imagined History / Mushirul Hasan -- 15. 'Shed No More Blood' : Women's Peace Work in India / Ritu Menon -- 16. Violent and Violated Women in Hindu Extremist Politics / Tanika Sarkar -- 17. Speaking About, For, To, Against, and With Hindus : Scholars and Practitioners in the Diasporic Postcolonial Moment / Paul B. Courtright -- 18. The Fight for the History of Hinduism in the Academy / Wendy Doniger -- 19. Partisan Dreams, Fractured Homeland : Gujarati Diaspora Politics in America / Mona G. Mehta -- 20. The Hindu Diaspora in the United States / Ved P. Nanda
Notes Based on presentations at a conference at the University of Chicago Law School in November 2005
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism -- Congresses
Hinduism and politics -- Congresses.
Hindutva -- Congresses.
Pluralism -- Congresses.
India -- Civilization -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Doniger, Wendy, editor
Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947- editor
LC no. 2013043629
ISBN 0195394828 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0195395530 (paperback: alk. paper)
0199380929 (electronic book)
9780195394825 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780195395532 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780199380923 (electronic book)