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New. Item Name: India's Secularism-New Name for National Subversion ~ Item typically ships from our NJ location and will take 3-5 business days for US delivery. Paperback Binding. Quick shipping, 20 years in business. Satisfaction guaranteed. (12849-12849-3- The ideology of Secularism had taken shape during the European Enlightenment (18-19 centuries). Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who had never used the term in his pre-independence writing or speeches, simply picked up a prestigious word from the Western political parlance and made it mean the opposite of what it meant in the West. more than obvious in due course. In pre-indepenpendence India, the Muslim minority had exercised a veto on who was to be hailed as nationalist and who was to be denounced as Hindu communalist. Now the same minority reacquired the same veto on who was to be applauded as secularist and who was to be hounded out as communalist. In short, the term secularism in the post-independence period ahs been and remains no more than a euphemism for Hindu-baiting. The world India's instead of Indian has been sued in the title of this book because there is nothing Indian about Nehruvian Secularism. In fact, the term secularism in its original Western sense had remained unknown to Indian political parlance because Indians had never envisaged or experienced a theocratic dispensation before the advent of Islam and its state apparatus in this country. Even today, traditional Indian scholars do not understand what Theocracy means, and how Secularism in the Western sense stands opposed to it. And this secularism has not been defined as Nehruvian because it is shared in common by all political parties including the Bharatiya Janata party. Herculean efforts have been made and are being made by the apologists of Christianity and Islam in modern times, to salvage the central figures and fundamental doctrines of these creeds from the blood-soaked histories they have enacted for many years in many parts of the word. The apologists have been trying to prove that the inhuman atrocities with which these histories are brimful, have nothing to do with their sacred scriptures and can be explained more satisfactorily in terms of the human infirmities of perso.
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