Unity and universality of religions
Diversity in religious practice is evident in the global community. Various sects, schools, denominations, and factions of religions can be found throughout the world, and being in close proximity to one another necessitates some form of dialogue between separate traditions. Expressions of religious feelings in practical life are not the monolithic. In our daily life these religious ideas are expressed within a very vast spectrum. And they change from time to time, from place to place, and even from person to person. A universal religion is one intended to accompany, not replace, existing religions. One that might act as an ... Read more
Rise of Nationalism
ORIGIN OF NATIONALISM The rise of Nationalism is reflected in the spirit of Renaissance in Europe when freedom from religious restrictions led to the enhancement of national identity. This expression of Nationalism was furthered by the French Revolution. The political changes resulted in the passing of sovereignty from the hands of an absolute monarch to the French citizens, who had the power to constitute the nation and shape its destiny. The watchwords of the French Revolution – Liberty, Equality and Fraternity – inspired the whole world. Many other revolutions like the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, etc. also strengthened the ... Read more
Socio- Religious Reform Movements – Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj, Prarthna Samaj, Ram Krishna Mission.
Reformers like Raja Rammohan Roy, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Jyotiba Phule, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and Pandita Ramabai understood that ignorance and backwardness in the society was responsible for hindering its progress and development. They studied the religious scriptures and criticized the prevalent religious and social practices. According to them, society should be based on the concepts of liberty and equality both for men and women and this was possible only by the spread of modern and scientific education especially among the women.These movements came to be called socio-religious movement because the reformers felt that no change is possible ... Read more
11.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs
CHHATTISGARH C’GARH AMONG SIX STATES ADJUDGED ‘BEST PERFORMING STATE’ Chhattigarh is one of the six States which had been adjudged among ‘Best Performing State in the country for Phase-I implementation of BHARAT NET project, the Central Government announced. Under the award categories, UP(East), Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Jharkhand were adjudged as the Best performing States which implemented BharatNet Phase-I project, it informed. Kerala, Karnataka and Haryana were the States which covered all the Gram Panchayats (GPs) under the Project. Karnataka bagged the award for Best Utilisation of BharatNet. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and CSC ... Read more