Rajeev Bhargava, B.A. (Delhi), M.Phil, D.Phil (Oxford), is Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi. His publications include Secularism and Its Critics (ed.), What Is Political Theory and Why Do We Need It?, and The Promise of India’s Secular Democracy.
Western conceptions of political secularism do not appear to have travelled well to other societies.