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Secularism: India
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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 the st…

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Katherine Lemons, “Secularism: India”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002170>
First published online: 2019

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