" Democracy was
also a great narrative and not merely a monolithic kind of democratic participation."


Writer: Sunder Lal Sagar
Publisher: Sagar Prakashan, Mainpui
First Edition: 1991
Price: Rs.40
Pages: 124

Our constitution projected India as a ‘secular’ state but never defined the term. As a result every person, religious organization and political party described this term in their own interest. Infact, when interference of Religious gurus increased the concept of secularism came to reduce the unrest of society . Initially, it refers to non-interference to other religions but Hindus misinterpreted this concept and started fighting for a Hindu Nation. The concept of Hindu nation is unjustified because a major part of Hindu population i.e.30% dalits and 35% OBC’s were accepted as equal by savarna Hindus. As such they felt themselves out of Hindu mainstream resulting Hindus in minority. Need of the hour is to get out of influence of double-standard so-called secular policies. Political parties of communal base should be discouraged to participate in political process. History should be explored without any prejudice. Only then we can come out of trap of communalism and would become secular, in real sense.


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