The Making of Indian Secularism

Empire, Law and Christianity, 1830–1960

  • Nandini Chatterjee

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Nandini Chatterjee
      Pages 1-19
  3. Law

  4. Institutions

  5. Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Nandini Chatterjee
      Pages 167-190
    3. Nandini Chatterjee
      Pages 191-215
    4. Nandini Chatterjee
      Pages 240-247
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 248-337

About this book


A unique study of how a deeply religious country like India acquired the laws and policies of a secular state, highlighting the contradictory effects of British imperial policies, the complex role played by Indian Christians, and how this highly divided community shaped its own identity and debated that of their new nation.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Nandini Chatterjee
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PlymouthUK

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