Demystifying Secularism in Contemporary State of Mizoram

Demystifying Secularism in Contemporary State of Mizoram

ABSTRACT

The paper deals with the core issues relating to secular and its related terms like, secularism and secularization process in Mizoram. It also focuses on the linkages between religion, social and political system from its historical perspective to contemporary Mizo polity. The paper also discussed in detail the impact of religion in close knit Mizo society and how the society perceives and responses the socio-political issues from religious perspectives. In other words, further, the paper also briefly discussed the effective role of Church for over some decades, in interpretation and contextualization the social, political and economic issues from religious perspective and its implication on state politics. Apart from the above stated issues, in midst of changing dynamic and fast secularization process of Mizo society, the paper also discussed the contemporary relations between religion and politics and attempt at reimaging the relationship between religion and political process in Mizoram. Lastly, the paper deals with the difficulties of locating the notion of secularism and its prospective in pervasive religious Mizo society.

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