By Goldie Osuri
Drawing at the severe and theoretical ideas of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this ebook examines how a normative liberal and secular realizing of India’s non secular id is translatable via Hindu nationalists into discrimination and violence opposed to minoritized spiritual groups. Extending those suggestions to an research of old, political and criminal genealogies of conversion, the writer demonstrates how a priority for sovereignty hyperlinks prior and current anti-conversion campaigns and laws.
The ebook illustrates how sovereignty informs the making of secularism in addition to non secular distinction. the focal point on sovereignty sheds gentle at the demeanour during which spiritual distinction turns into some extent of reference for the religio-secular idioms of Bombay cinema, for criminal decisions on communal violence, for human rights companies, and people looking justice for communal violence. This wide-ranging exam and dialogue of the trajectories of (anti) conversion politics via old, criminal, philosophical, well known cultural, archival and ethnographic fabric deals a cogent argument for moving the stakes and rethinking the connection among sovereignty and non secular freedom. The ebook is a well timed contribution to broader theoretical and political discussions of (post) secularism and human rights, and is of curiosity to scholars and students of postcolonial stories, cultural experiences, legislations, and non secular studies.