Cover Story : Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism


The ‘Cover Story’ section has been designed keeping in mind the requirement of looking in-depth into an aspect of the syllabus of Civil Services Examination, conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Here, we would be taking up various challenging parts of the syllabus, which a student may find difficult to prepare and especially access a comprehensive material. It is exactly here we come into play, as we would be presenting in front of you different dimensions of these sections in the form of a series of articles.

Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism

Secularism
Cover Story : Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism

Secularism in India

The meaning of the word secularism, as we understand it in broader perspective, is promoting nationalism or a broader identity and creating a harmonious relation in between different communities as against the narrow, selfish, smaller group identity and loyalty.

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regionalism
Cover Story : Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism

Regionalism and its Growth in India

Regionalism as a word has been given a variety of meaning by different sections of mankind. Collins Dictionary says that by regionalism we mean “a strong feeling of pride or loyalty that people in a region have for that region, often including a desire to govern themselves.”

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communalism
Cover Story : Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism

Communalism

The genealogy of the word ‘Communalism’ within the concept of ‘Community’ gives us a basic understanding of the meaning of the word. By communalism, we mean the feeling of bonding within one community.

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