About the Book
The unique position of religious sentiments under the chapter of the Constitution and the values of liberal democracy in a country which predominantly endorses the philosophy of constitutionalism has always been the subjects of controversies. Therefore, on this, the judicial role become very important as an independent institution to safeguards the individual liberty in a multi-religious country, where the people in power makes every possible attempt to subvert the constitutional design of an ancient civilization.
The present book captures the historical and philosophical debate of secularism across the world in general and in India, particularly. Further, the book traces the reasons and circumstances under which the philosophy of secularism has been adopted in the supreme document of the land. Apart from it, the book presents a comprehensive analysis of religious freedom in India under the mandate of the Constitution and how the concept has been interpreted by various High Courts of different states of the country and the Supreme Court of India. Convincingly and conclusively, the book in a separate chapter identifies some of the areas, where the secular fabric of the Constitution of India is challenged.
About the Author
Mr. Amit Raj Agrawal has completed his LL.M with distinction from the Indian Law Institute in 2014. He is awarded prestigious Prof. K.N.C Pillai Gold Medal for his outstanding performance in criminal law during his LL.M programme. He has also qualified UGC-Junior Research Fellowship in his very first attempt in October 2013. He has served as an Assistant Professor of Law at Law Centre-I, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He reviewed many research papers for ILI Law Review and published scholarly writings on the theme of religion and constitutional philosophy. He has also rendered legal advices and opinions to some organizations and institutions. Currently, he is working independently as a legal consultant and provides research assistance to the individuals and the organizations.