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Models for Energy Planning

consolidation of a singular Hinduism in India? Amiya Bagchi in his well researched final chapter on 'Predatory Commercialisation and Communalism in India' is optimistic After a carefully detailed, statistically based study on the uneven expansion of trade and commerce in India and its relationship to the economic health of different sections of Hindus and Muslims, he ends his paper with an assertion that militant Hinduism faces perhaps insurmountable" obstacles. These are rooted in the segmented or fragmented nature of Indian society and in the extreme ecumenical character of Hinduism itself, 'a congeries of faith and practices' which is simply not capable of systematisation along singular or Semitic lines.

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