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Bajpai, Rochana (2022) 'Pluralizing Pluralism: Lessons from, and for, India.' The Review of Faith and International Affairs, 20 (1). pp. 27-42.

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Embracing religious belief and societal norms, in addition to state laws and policies, covenantal pluralism has the potential to address key limitations of existing approaches to dealing with religious diversity. Nevertheless, it also shares some of the problems of other ideals. Notably, the demands of covenantal pluralism seem too onerous for most of the world, relying as they do on most of the population recognizing the value of religious pluralism. This article explores the possibilities and limits of covenantal pluralism in India, once heralded as a pluralist democracy, currently under the grip of Hindu supremacist authoritarianism. India’s historical record challenges key assumptions of theories of pluralist co-existence, illuminating problems and prospects for covenantal pluralism across the globe.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: India, Hindu nationalism, religious diversity, pluralism, secularism, multiculturalism, citizenship
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISSN: 15570274
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 15 May 2022 10:39
Funders: Other

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