Religious Politics and Secular States: Egypt, India, and the United States

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This comparative analysis probes why conservative renderings of religious tradition in the United States, India, and Egypt remain so influential in the politics of these three ostensibly secular societies. The United States, Egypt, and India were quintessential models of secular modernity in the 1950s and 1960s. By the 1980s and 1990s, conservative Islamists challenged the Egyptian government, India witnessed a surge in Hindu nationalism, and the Christian right in the United States rose to dominate the Republican Party ...

Religious Politics and Secular States: Egypt, India, and the United States 2012, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421405773

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Religious Politics and Secular States: Egypt, India, and the United States 2010, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801896699

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