The Religious Spiritual, and the Secular

The Religious Spiritual, and the Secular : Auroville and Secular India

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The Religious, the Spiritual, and the Secular presents an account of Auroville, a city in contemporary southeast India, and the vision of founder and well-known guru Sri Aurobindo. Auroville's eventual takeover and the promotion of its goals by the Indian government leads to a thought-provoking discussion of the meaning of "secularism" in India.
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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 476.28g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791439917
  • 9780791439913

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"The author manages to do two significant things in this book: He teases out the ambiguities in the understanding and use of the terms 'the religious, ' 'the spiritual, ' and 'the secular' with respect to Auroville, and, in the process, he manages to tell the story of Auroville, a community that is famous or infamous, depending on one's perspective. It is the element of story that makes the book an exciting and fascinating read." -- Ronald Neufeldt, University of Calgary "Minor has been following the Sri Aurobindo movement for more than twenty years. He shows mastery of the scholarly discussions regarding the concept of the secular state and also the legislative and judicial discussions which impact the daily lives of the citizens of India." -- Kay K. Jordan, Radford University
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About Robert N. Minor

Robert N. Minor is Professor of Religious Studies at The University of Kansas and author of several books, including Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavadgita and Radhakrishnan: A Religious Biography, both published by SUNY Press, and Sri Aurobindo: The Perfect and the Good.
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