What do you understand by ‘Communalism’ in the Indian context? What are its stages? Critically analyse its growth and development in India. (250 W)

Mentor’s Comment: The similar question has been asked in 2017 mains. Distinguish between religiousness/religiosity and communalism giving one example of how the former has got transformed into the latter in independent India. (2017 mains) The introduction should explain the meaning of communalism and how it happens in Indian society. Like often originate with the clashes … Continue reading What do you understand by ‘Communalism’ in the Indian context? What are its stages? Critically analyse its growth and development in India. (250 W)