Religion and politics in india: Some philosophical perspectives

Religious Studies 33 (1):1-14 (1997)
What is the traditional relation of religion to politics in India? Recent scholarly debate has generated at least two divergent answers. According to one view there is a long standing traditional opposition between religion and politics in India. According to another view a separation of religion from politics is contrary to Indian ways of thinking. I argue that from the perspective of classical Indian philosophy there is no single tradition on the issue of religion and politics. To be able do so, however, I utilize too some work in Western philosophy
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