This book will make you revisit the ‘minority question’ as it has been understood, conventionally.

This book subjects to scrutiny some of the well-established social science concepts such as minority, ethnicity, inclusion, exclusion, and self-determination, among others. The purpose of the enquiry is neither to debunk these concepts nor to highlight their relevance/irrelevance, but merely to guard against their unselective usage by scholars. The work is an endeavor to address some of the questions that animate current scholarship on minority and minoritization. In doing so, the book draws upon European and Indian experiences of cultural diversities as these regions are two of the most culturally diverse regions in the world and engage with diversity from within a democratic framework.

The Politics of Hurt Religious Feelings: The Minority as Emotional Subject in India

The Politics of Hurt Religious Feelings: The Minority as Emotional Subject in India

The politics of hurt religious feelings: The minority as emotional subject in India


When we attribute an emotion to a political community, we do not usually mean that each member of the group is subject to the same emotion, or that the group's emotion is a mere aggregate of the feelings of individuals. We speak as though the group itself, in some mysterious sense, experiences pain or anger. Thus, in a political discourse often dominated by liberal assumptions about the individual as the primary unit of politics, the politics of emotion is a rare case in which we speak about collectivities as subjects in their own right, and not as mere collections of ...

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