[Reader-list] United States, China, India: Secular States and Regimes of Religious Pluralism (Golden Jubilee Lecture by José Casanova)

Praveen Rai praveenrai at csds.in
Sat Nov 23 05:53:30 CST 2013

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

invites you to a Golden Jubilee Lecture

*United States, China, India: Secular States and *

*Regimes of Religious Pluralism*

by* José Casanova*

*Shail Mayaram *

Friday, 6 December 2013, 5.30 pm

CSDS Seminar Hall,

29 Rajpur Road, Delhi 110054

The United States, China and India represent three different types of
secular state with very different regimes of regulation of religion and
different systems of religious pluralism.  All three countries are
characterized by pronounced religious diversity, yet have very different
models of ‘religion’ and different constitutional principles of freedom of
religion. As post-colonial states, all three have developed their systems
in dynamic contraposition with European patterns, while drawing differently
upon their pre-colonial histories and heritages in the mutual constitution
of the religious and the secular.

*José Casanova* is Professor of Sociology and Senior Fellow at the Berkley
Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. He
has published works on a broad range of subjects, including religion and
globalization, migration and religious pluralism, transnational religions,
and sociological theory. His best-known work, *Public Religions in the
Modern World* has been translated into six languages and is forthcoming in
Indonesian, Farsi and Chinese. He is the author of *Europa’s Angst vor der
Religion* and *Genealogías de la Secularización*.

*Shail Mayaram *is Professor at Centre for the Study of Developing

 <http://www.csds.in>Praveen Rai
Academic Secretary
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
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