Anurag Pandey Communalism and Separatism in India: An Analysis

Updated: Jan 18, 2020

Keywords civil war, communalism, political elites, religion, separatism


Due to the rise and growth of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) with its sister organizations in Indian politics, the existence of the Muslim political elite's communal attitude, acceptance of liberalized economic policy by India and the rise in mutual suspicion and hostile attitude among both Muslims and Hindus, India may witness a violent civil war between Hindus and Muslims in the future. The clashing political and economic interests and confronting attitude from both sides may lead them to be two different nations again. The spectre of Two Nations Theory may emerge once again.

The research article was published in Journal of Asian and African Studies, December.1. 2007. More than 11 Years and still relevant.

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