Tag Archives: S.N. Balagangadhara

Does Durkheim Enhance Our Understanding of Law and Religion?

In this lecture, given at the conference on “The Sacred and the Law. The Durkheimian Legacy” at the Kate Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, Bonn, 27-28. October 2015, I view Durkheim in two ways: … Continue reading

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Harvesters of death as saviours

In this article, published in the Daily Pioneer on 24 February 2016, Prakash Shah examines the responses of an international team of academics who lent their support to the student protesters at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. While … Continue reading

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An evangelical agenda abroad

In this article, published in the Daily Pioneer, 11 March 2016, Prakash Shah argues that India has done well to deny visas to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). The full article can be read here: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/an-evangelical-agenda-abroad.html

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Caste, critique and colonial consciousness: A response to Meena Dhanda

The article at this link is a response to Meena Dhanda’s article “Anti-castism and misplaced nativism: Mapping caste as an aspect of race” in the July/August 2015 issue of the British based journal Radical Philosophy. It proclaims itself to be the … Continue reading

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Hindus and their vested interests: Caste and the National Secular Society

On 21 December 2014, the Sunday Times newspaper printed an article by the title “Cameron ‘blocks ban on caste bias’”. The article cites unnamed senior Whitehall sources who say that David Cameron has blocked a proposal to extend the discrimination … Continue reading

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Intellectuals and the Indian traditions

Indian traditions are not infrequently called into question, critiqued, stereotyped, suppressed and negatively affected in many other ways. In fact, one may say that it is a general part of the experience of someone who follows the Indian traditions. The … Continue reading

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Shari‘a in the West: Colonial consciousness in a context of normative competition

Abstract Muslims in Western countries have tried to preserve and transmit their worldview in various ways. Especially in the countries of the Anglosphere, Muslims have built institutions designed with legal ends in mind. Efforts to limit the role of shari‘a … Continue reading

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In pursuit of the pagans: Muslim law in the English context

Link to article here. Abstract A reconfiguration of law is taking place in the contact between Western and Muslim law. While Muslim law is itself a complex, pluralistic amalgam of different legal ‘bricks,’ in the context of the struggle for … Continue reading

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Sikhs and Western law: A review

Civil Rights in Wartime: The Post 9/11 Sikh Experience Dawinder S. Sidhu and Neha Singh Gohil Farnham: Ashgate, 2009. The story of what happened to Asian traditions in their contact with the West, especially through colonialism and what Edward Said … Continue reading

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