Lunch Series on Religion and Nationalism: India
Showing the Lunch Series on Religion and Nationalism: India Video
March 3, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST
Location: Berkley Center Third Floor Conference Room Map
Part of the Politicization of Religion in Global Perspective project, this series of events will focus on questions surrounding the politicization of religion in India, China, Russia, Syria, and Turkey. Using qualitative and quantitative data, this project has identified patterns of politicization of religion across traditions in various national and international contexts. The main findings will be accessible in a book authored by Jocelyne Cesari and published by Cambridge University Press in spring 2021.
In this conversation, Jocelyne Cesari was joined by Irfan Nooruddin, director of Georgetown University's India Initiative, to engage in a discussion on the ways religion has both served India's nation-building and been changed by it. They considered the specifics of Indian secularism, the long history of Hindu-Muslim tensions dating back to the nationalist movement, the Ayodhya dispute, and the challenges of the Modi regime.
Lunch was served.
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Berkley Center Senior Fellow Jocelyne Cesari offers opening remarks on religion and nation-building in India.
Irfan Nooruddin discusses nationalism in the historical context of India.
Irfan Nooruddin addresses conflict in Kashmir during the audience Q&A.
Jocelyne Cesari discusses Hindu-Muslim tensions in India during audience Q&A.