Category Religion

Unanswered Questions and Unasked for Answers

We in the academic professions many a time tell our students that unasked for answersare not substitutes for unanswered questions. The article by A Fazlur Rahman [11-11-09]to an earlier one by S. Gurumurthy [09-11-09] exactly falls under this category.The issues raised in the original article are four fold.…..More……    

Secular assault on the Sacred

There was a small news item dated 4 August 2009 in some newspapers, stating that the prosecution witnesses in the case pertaining to the Kanchi seer are turning hostile and the case itself might be revealed to be a foisted one. The time period for which a sacred institution has been humiliated and the assault […]

Soft power to ‘conquer and dominate’

Religion is no longer derided in China. The keynote speech by Communist Party general secretary Hu Jintao to the 17th party congress in October 2007, devoted a paragraph to religion. He stressed that religious people including priests, monks and lay believers played a positive role in the social and economic development of China. Hence religion […]