Title

Nehru against Nehruvians: on religion and secularism

Authors

Rajeev Bhargava

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Jawaharlal Nehru, a central figure in the anti-colonial movement against the British and the first prime minister of independent India, is widely accepted as a Westernized intellectual influenced by mainstream views of the Enlightenment on religion as a storehouse of falsehoods and superstition. Nehru, an atheist, felt that although religion was supposed to raise questions about human existence, at best it answered them wrongly and dogmatically. 1

School/Institute

Institute for Social Justice

Document Type

Journal Article

Access Rights

ERA Access

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS