About the Book
The book Religion and Politics in the Modern World offers students with an accessible yet in-depth introduction of the most important debates, issues and techniques in the field of religion and politics. Religion and politics are studied, analysed, and presented in a state-of-the-art perspective that highlights the diversity of official religion policies around the globe. Secularism, Hinduism, Modernity, Caste and the Politics of Tolerance are just a few of the subjects explored in this book. Politics is becoming increasingly entangled with religion. Academics in the fields of comparative political science, international relations, conflict studies, and international relations will find this book extremely helpful. A secondary goal of the book is to determine whether or not recent political developments in the modern world are influenced by the “religious” influence. A increasing number of political concerns have come to the attention of religious groups in the last two decades or more. Countries in both the developed and developing worlds have been affected by this. Contrary to popular opinion, it appears that religion is having a more broad effect on politics than initially assumed. A country’s modernity was assumed to mean that religion would no longer play a prominent role in politics. Contrary to popular belief, recent research has found a negative correlation between a country’s level of “religiosity” and the influence religion has on politics. The current resurgence of religion in politics is the primary topic of this book. As well as looking at recent political changes, it also examines how religion has affected democracy in various nations. The overall goal is to have a knowledge of how religion and politics interact.
About the Author
Dr. Vikramendra Kumar, M.SC. (Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi), Ph.D. (University of Delhi), is Assistant Professor in Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Prior to this, he was faculty member of Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Telangana. He taught both Social Anthropology and Sociology in different Universities covering wide range of topics by inculcating interdisciplinary perspectives. His research interest includes Sociology of Religion, Education, social movements and conflicts, sociology of cultural studies and identity, Theory and Research methodology in Anthropology/ sociology and Economic Anthropology/ Sociology, Environment and development, Reproduction of gender, Caste and Class inequalities through social and cultural capital. He got best paper award for presenting paper titled “Future of Anthropology” in national seminar organized by Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi. He has been resource person on several occasions in different University across the country. Besides this, he has published numerous research articles in national and international journals. He is editorial and reviewer member of many journals.