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Special issue of Theatrum Historiae, a scientific journal of the Institute of Historical Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Pardubice

Dr. Dunkin Jalki, Dr. Sufiya Pathan and Prof. Dr. Martin Fárek functioned as coordinators for the special issue and contributed articles focused on the descriptions of caste in India: • “On the difficulty of refuting or confirming the classical theory of the caste system” by Dunkin Jalki and Sufiya Pathan • “Caste or qualification? Caitanya […]

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When Communalism is not Religious Antagonism: Examining the hidden assumptions in the colonial conception of communalism

Abstract:  It has become part of the Indian commonsense to regard “communalism” as simply another term for “religious intolerance”. Scholars seem to treat it as more or less ahistorical accident that this special term came to be coined in India for the phenomenon of religious antagonism. This essay proposes that the British did not see “communalism”in the same […]

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