Secularism and Religion in Modern Democracies.
Secularism is an ambiguous concept that could be understood to refer to anticlericalism, atheism, state neutrality toward religion, the separation of religion from state, banishment of religious symbols from the public sphere, or disestablishment (separation of church and state), although the latter meaning would not be relevant in the Islamic context, since Islam has no institution.
Secularism, on the other hand, can refer to either world views or ideologies on secular subjects, or as a knowledge regime which immediately and constantly accepts a secular world.. the first defines religion and seeks to remove it, while the latter does not view or acknowledge religion.
Secularism in india - India has many religions and to give freedom of religion to everyone and for equality of religion, India was declared a secular country.
Secularism claims to be an extension of free-thought, a philosophical standpoint, according to which opinions should be based on science, logic and reason. In general, secularism aims to ensure that there is no discrimination against anyone on the basis of religion or faith.
Unfortunately, Secularism in the present Indian context seems to be incomplete due to the intermingling of religion with politics and thus Secularism has been criticized by many. This project first defines the term “Secularism”, then puts light on the Secularist ideas followed by us and finally analyses the various critiques attached to it which have developed over time.
Concept of Secularism: An Indian Scenario 68 historical setting of secularism in India is examined in this point. One school of thought argues that it is futile to look for the roots of secularism in India’s past because throughout Indian history, religion and the State have been inextricably interlinked.
Modood’s Essays on Secularism and Multiculturalism is a rich assembly of chapters that reflect the last decade and a half of his intellectual development as he continues to deepen the discussion. Although virtually all chapters are republications of earlier work, the book is not simply a compendium of existing material. His original introductory essay makes plain that its purpose is to.