Secularism's Threat to Tradition: A Reading of Europe, India and the Limits of Secularism

8 Pages Posted: 18 May 2018

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Prakash Shah

Queen Mary, University of London

Date Written: May 4, 2018

Abstract

This paper offers a reading of Jakob De Roover’s important book, Europe, India and the Limits of Secularism (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016). It invokes the way in which the English courts have re-described Sikh tradition as religion in order to illustrate the relevance of Jakob De Roover’s hypothesis about secularism, explaining its dependence on Christian theology and its inbuilt normative dynamic, which reframes tradition and poses a lethal threat to it.

Suggested Citation

Shah, Prakash, Secularism's Threat to Tradition: A Reading of Europe, India and the Limits of Secularism (May 4, 2018). Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 277/2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3173531

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