Indian Democracy, Pluralism and Minorities

Indian Democracy, Pluralism and Minorities

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Author: Ram Puniyani
Publisher: Global Media
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 170
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188869198


The question of co-existence between Hindus and non-Hindu communities poses the greatest challenge to Indian democracy and secularism. With far rights Hindutva organizations gaining ground and the spreading of anti-minority violence across the country the question needs to be debated more carefully.

Indian Democracy, Pluralism and Minorities discusses some important aspect of the anti-minority violence and propaganda being spread by the RSS and its sister organizations. The author argues that one of main reasons for the ascendancy of communal politics is the misconceptions and distortions spread by those bent upon constructing an identity based on suspicion and hatred.

This book dispels many myths that have caused hundreds of riots across the country and have brought communities in India at loggerheads with each other. The book would be useful for scholars, academics, students of Indian history society as well as social activists




I. Indian Democracy
II. What can Unite Indians?
III. Emotional Secessionism
IV. India’s Muslim Minority
V. Hindutva
VI. Bharatiya Janata Party
VII. Elections 2004-Saluting Indian
VIII. Complimenting Imperialist Designs
IX. Gender Injustice
X. Other Minorities
XI. Gujarat: Laboratory of Hindu Rashtra