A Social and Intellectual History, 1890-1950
Tracing the social, political, and the intellectual genealogies of the concepts of secularism and communalism from the late nineteenth century until the ratification of the Indian constitution in 1950, the author shows how secularism came to be bound up with ideas about nationalism and national identity.
Acknowledgements; Glossary; AbbreviationsIntroduction I: NATIONALISM1. A Hindu Community in Maharashtra? Cow Protection, Ganpati Festivals and Music before Mosques 1893-1894; 2. Regionalism to Nationalism: Swadeshi and the New Patriotism in Maharashtra 1905-1910II: COMMUNALISM3. From 'Religious Community' to 'Communal Minority': Muslims and the Debates around Constitutional Reform 1906-1909; 4. The Question of Muslim Autonomy: The Khilafat Movement and the Separation of Sind 1919-1932III: SECULARISM 5. From Untouchable to Hindu: Gandhi, Ambedkar, and the Depressed Classes Question 1932; 6. From Nationalism to Secularism: Defining the Secular Citizen 1946-1950Bibliography; Index