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Religious Fanaticism and Communalism

Religious Fanaticism and Communalism Asghar Ali Engineer RELIGIOUS fanaticism and communalism are two different things yet they have many similarities. Sometimes it becomes difficult to draw a line between the two. These two words are often used interchangeably though not justifiably. We have to understand their proper connotations. It is always not possible to define every concept correctly and precisely. Each living concept is rooted in human life and, like it, tends to be very complex, hiding within it various dimensions. Yet we cannot do without definitions. We shall try to define both fanaticism and communalism to convey some of their relevant aspects, it not all.

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