Why the State must promote religious tolerance

Hindustan Times | Aug 15, 2020 at 3:29 PM
  • At Independence, there were three perceived options for Indian nationhood.
  • At Independence, there was a third way, the Gandhian way which gave a prominent role for Indic religions and, at the same time, promoted religious tolerance.
  • Now, Arvind Sharma, a former IAS officer who has become a renowned scholar of comparative religion and is currently teaching at McGill University in Canada, has just published a book called Religious Tolerance: A History which adds a new element to this debate.