This collection of essays by established scholars covers some of the important aspects of society, polity and religion in India. The aspects covered in this book are important not only historically but also in the contemporary context. Whatever has been included in this volume will certainly provide a window to the world, providing a glimpse of the contemporary Indian scenario mainly in the context of politics and religion, their interplay and particularly the construction of varied identities based on religion and other social factors such as caste, community and gender.
1. Polity, Religion and Secularism in India: A Study of Interrelationships C.N. Venugopal
2. The Politics of Religion and the Complex Spirituality of Religious Encounters and Co-Realizations: The Multiverse of Hindu Engagement with Christianity in India Ananta Kumar Giri
3. Community Within Community: Politics of Exclusion in the Construction of Sikh Identity Paramjit S. Judge
4. Religious Landscape, Low Caste Hindus and the Identity Politics: Configuration of Socio-religious Space for Weaker Sections in Jammu City, J&K (India) Ashish Saxena and Vijaylaxmi Saxena
5. Buddhist Identity: A Case Study of Buddhist Women’s Narratives in Nagpur City Ajay I. Choudhary
6. Social Dynamics in a Religious Milieu: The Sevayats of the Jagannath Temple at Puri Ramanuj Ganguly
7. Sacred Rivers: Energy Resources and People’s Power Susan Visvanathan