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CSA Fall Lecture Series: Ajay Verghese (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of California, Riverside)

Secularization with Hindu Characteristics

Event Details

Thursday, November 21, 2019
12-1 p.m.
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.