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Islam and Christianity, which are more monolithic and organised, benefit from the divide that Indian Constitution creates between ‘secular’ and ‘religious’.
Hinduism is a modern-day invention by colonial powers, who mapped world in terms of unities like Hinduism, Islam and Confucianism, each constructed in the mirror image of Christianity.
Pakistan's Foreign Office said the move was detached from ground realities of the country and raised questions about the credibility and transparency of the exercise.
A conspicuous aspect of the cult of the guru among Delhi’s rich was the global reach and international character of the guru himself.
Jinnah repeatedly promised equal rights of citizenship to all in Pakistan. ‘We do not prescribe any school boy tests for loyalty,’ he said.
Pope Francis' historic visit to the UAE and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince building an Abrahamic Family House show the increasing acceptance of religious diplomacy.
Despite misgivings on Pakistan, Modi realises his support of the Sikhs in this deeply emotional moment will earn goodwill and votes.
Indian Army must be kept insulated from prolonged exposure to internal disorder so that it doesn’t become communalised like the police forces.
Many royal women were known to have built imperial mosques; many mosques, from Delhi to Bengal, had sections reserved for women to come and pray.
The celebrated economists have argued Indian voters vote for caste and religious issues, and not for social spending.