Religion and Political Conflict in South Asia: India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

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Douglas Allen
Greenwood Press, 1992 - Political Science - 230 pages
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One of our most dramatic and surprising developments of the last 20 years was the proliferation of aggressive political movements linked to religion. This book examines the interplay of religion and politics in predominantly Hindu India, Islamic Pakistan, and Buddhist Sri Lanka. This collection of studies by internationally known scholars challenges traditional stereotypes and interpretations of South Asian religion and politics and provides a multidisciplinary perspective on contemporary conflicts. While the focus of the work is on Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka, the arguments advanced by the authors are useful for understanding recent developments in religion and politics around the world.

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Allen is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Maine.

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