Multiculturalism in India and Europe


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Growing cultural diversity as a result of globalization, technological changes, and migration poses major challenges of management and accommodation in most multicultural societies.

This volume presents a broad overview of the actors and factors that have played an important role in the success and/ or failure of multiculturalism in contemporary India and Europe.

The study critically evaluates the multiculturalist discourse in Britain, France, Germany and India. It provides a comparative analysis of the historical roots of plurality in both Europe and India and discusses the challenge posed by multiculturalism to existing forms of secularism.

The book examines the implications and challenges of Indian migration to the European continent, the role of culture in the external relations of the European Union with special reference to India and seeks to answer the question whether Multiculturalism can promote gender equality.

The book will be of interest to all those engaged in the fields of political science, international relations, sociology and philosophy.

Rajendra K Jainis Director, Europe Area Studies Programme and Professor of European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is the first and only Jean Monnet Chair in India and Adjunct Professor (Research), Monash European and EU Studies Centre, Monash University, Melbourne. He was formerly visiting Humboldt Foundation Professor at Constance, Freiburg, Leipzig and Tubingem universities in Germany as well as Visiting Professor, the Maison des Sciences de I’Homme, Paris and the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya.


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