Does Christian theology maintain an exclusive control over interpreting the past of various cultures and traditions of the world? Question by #MartinFarek in his book ‘India in the Eyes of Europeans’
India in the Eyes of Europeans’ by Prof. Martin Farek – a book about how European intellectuals, in Indology & other fields of social sciences, have studied and described India over the centuries
Modern English educated Indian tends to translate Asuras as demons & inextricably connect it to Christian theological concepts of evil & unholy and assume them to be villains.
The first people to translate the word #Asura as demons were the British/European missionaries & they interpreted our culture and traditions through the lens of a pre-existing framework, namely Christian theology.
Hindu Pluralism: Religion And The Public Sphere In Early Modern South India where author Elaine Fischer raises a number of interesting questions, but fails to explore them in a systematic & structured manner.
The most important skill I learnt during my doctorate was the research process itself; namely, learning to learn” by Author describing his experience at Prof. S.N. Balagangadhara’s research program at Ghent University.
Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism by Jakob De Roover
Did liberal secularism strengthen and in some cases create Christian and Islamic fundamentalism within India?
Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism by Jakob De Roover Chap 1 ‘Limits of Liberal Secularism’ discusses difficulty in separating sphere of politics from private sphere of religion taking examples of hijab and crucifix