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Two Concepts of Secularism-Reason, Modernity and Archimedean Ideal

Reason, Modernity and Archimedean Ideal Akeel Bilgrami In these times of ineradicable modernity, secularism of the Nehruvian kind, which has even lost its claims to be founded on the dubious notion of implicit negotiation between communities, is bound to seem an imposition. However, in reaction to this imposition it would be a mistake to formulate an alternative vision of secularism which harked back nostalgically to the idea of a pre-modern India, especially when this imposition has not so much to do with modernist intrusion as with its rarefied non-negotiable status.

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