ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Religion and the Public Sphere

Communalisation of Politics in West Bengal

The growing saffronisation of the Bengali public sphere, evident from the violent celebrations of Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti in West Bengal, has raised the possibility of a murky manoeuvring of communal politics before the 2019 general elections. With the left and liberal public spaces having failed at addressing crucial socio-religious questions and the far right misappropriating and usurping these spaces, comprehensive critical engagement with the growing presence of religion in the public sphere is necessary.



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Updated On : 23rd Apr, 2018

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