Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

India: A Laboratory Of Inter-Religious Experiment

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The Indian subcontinent, repository of nearly one-fifth of humanity, is peopled with followers of nearly all known world religions. Jews had arrived around 70 AD when Titus demolished the Temple in Jerusalem. They settled down in Cochin and in Mumbai and Pune. A fractious relationship between various South Asian neighbors, principally between India and Pakistan, is often interpreted in terms of historical animosity between Hindus and Muslims which naturally leads to Hinduism and Islam being perceived at opposite poles. This is far from being true. Hindus and Muslims did not live like frozen cubes all through the span of 650 years of Muslim rule in India. On a larger plane, even Sikhism represents this inter-religious trend. Sikhisms founder Guru Nanaks preachings came in the backdrop of brahminical domination, on one hand, and the spread of teachings of Sufi and Bhakti saints, on the other.

Keywords: Hinduism; India; inter-religious experiment; Islam; Sikhism



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Traversing the Heart — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation