CSA Fall Lecture Series: Ajay Verghese (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of California, Riverside)
Secularization with Hindu Characteristics
Thursday, November 21, 2019
206 Ingraham Hall
This project aims to reinvigorate the study of secularization by examining Hinduism in India, the world’s largest Asian tradition with over one billion followers. India should be considered a ‘crucial case’ for secularization theory as a deeply religious and fast-developing country. I show that education and income do not correlate with secularism, but personal security is a consistent predictor of secular attitudes.