• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Identity Politics in India and Europe combines qualitative methods (20 interviews) with historical and philosophical analysis. The first part of the book discusses the history of perceptions between the Europe of Latin Christianity and the so-called Muslim world, starting from the 7th century onwards. The second part is devoted to a discussion on the emergence of modernity and how it changed the identity politics of earlier times. The third part explores the role that intellectual elites have to play. It comprises interviews of eminent scholars and thinkers in India such as Imtiaz Ahmad and Ashis Nandy. These make for an insightful read, especially as subtle ideological differences surface in their responses to a set of common questions.

The Reformation: Ushering in the Modern Era
The reformation: Ushering in the modern era

Luther and the time of Reformation coincide with other major developments in Europe such as the ‘discovery’ of the New World, the emergence of modern science and technology, all of which lead over to what has come to be called the modern era. From the Peace of Westphalia (1648), which ends decades of religious war in Europe, the modern state system emerges. in different European countries and with different speed, the modern state evolves with a political and public sphere that gradually emancipates itself from religion. This process is not completed even today as the many different kinds of church-state relations among European countries bear witness. However, in Europe, unlike in any ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles