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Secularism: India
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Introduction

The preamble to the Indian constitution states that India is a “secular socialist democratic republic.” Secularism in the Republic of India has, since the Constituent Assembly debates (1946–49), been a subject of discussion focused on what the relationship ought to be between…

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Katherine Lemons, “Secularism: India”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 16 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002170>
First published online: 2019



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