Boundaries and Crossings: Religious Fluidity in Twenty-first Century India

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Lola Sharon Davidson
Devleena Ghosh


Following Partition, newly independent India adopted a constitution based on secularism and rights for minorities. In recent years, under the Bharatiya Janata Paty government, this model of society has been steadily eroded and supplanted by one favouring Hindu nationalism. This shift has changed the ways in which various religious communities relate to each other as well as their relationship with the state. In this special issue, we examine how these social and political shifts have impacted on the willingness of individuals to engage across religious boundaries and highlight instances of continuing religious cosmopolitanism.  

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Boundaries and crossings: Religious fluidity in Modi’s India
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Lola Sharon Davidson, University of Technology Sydney

Research Associate Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences University of Technology Sydney