Secularism's Threat to Tradition: A Reading of Europe, India and the Limits of Secularism
8 Pages Posted: 18 May 2018
Date Written: May 4, 2018
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.
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