Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), Maulana Azad National National Urdu University (MANUU), Gachibowli, Hyderabad hosted a National Seminar on ‘Communal Violence, Persecutions and Social Exclusion of Muslims and Christians in India’, during March 20-21, 2014.

I’ve presented a paper as part of this National Seminar in collaboration with Mr Ch Syam Kumar, Ph.D., Scholar, Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad. The abstract of this paper can be observed in the following form;


Politics of Religious Intolerance: 

The Case of Christians in Telangana

S Swaroop Siraapngi[1]

Ch Syam Kumar[2]

Social stratification is a common phenomenon across the globe from times immemorial and India is no exception to this phenomenon. In-fact, India has its own social stratification, based on various factors like caste, religion, linguistic nature, etc and all such factors plays their roles in various forms, even if required collectively!!  Gautama Buddha was regarded as the first person to systematically counter the Hindu or Brahminic intolerance in the Indian Sub Continent. And, then onwards ‘Revolution and Counter Revolution’ (as coined by B R Ambedkar) has been taking place in various forms.

Even the modern democratic, constitutional political history of India based on liberal principles is unable to bring full-fledge dignity and honor for the marginalized sections. The best instances in this regard can be of the religious intolerance against the minorities, like Christians.

In this scenario, the present paper attempts to bring out politics of religious intolerance with special reference to the Christians in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh.

[1] Mr S Swaroop Sirapangi is pursuing his Ph.D., Political Science at Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad

[2] Mr Syam Kumar is pursuing his Ph.D., in Anthropology at Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad.

The concept note and further details of this Seminar can be found – MANUU Seminar / MANUU on Minorities / National Seminar Brochure



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