Finding roots of Hindutva

This book consists of six essays on religious traditions in India and the emerging Hindutva movement, written by the famous theologian and socialist thinker Sebastian Kappen, who died in 1993. The essays are compiled and…

Jesuits in Kerala and their second coming

The Jesuits, one of the largest Roman Catholic religious orders founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1534, started their mission in Kerala with the coming of Francis Xavier in 1544. They engaged themselves in…

In the name of development

The publication, sixth in the NESRC displacement series, continues the debate on development and displacement that are complementary. The approach to them depends on the development paradigm chosen by India’s decision-makers. Some view development only…

When the twin – east and west meets

Why is there such a lot of anger and hatred rising among certain influential quarters in India towards anything “western” in recent times? Is their contempt against the religious doctrine of the colonisers or their…

Ignatian charism for all

Ignatian spirituality is the heritage of the entire Church. Besides the Society of Jesus, many religious congregations have drawn inspiration from Ignatian spirituality and some of them have integrated some elements of this spirituality in…

Indepth study of voting behaviour

How people vote in a liberal, open, competitive democracy is a big question in two senses. First, as Indian voters make up one-sixth of the world’s total electorate, their voting behaviour matters considerably to the…

Standing by Pope Francis

The book consists of five independently written articles in which the author tries to explain to the laity the evangelically effective thrust of our Pope Francis’ universal pastorate which, however, is overtly contested by a…

How Pope Francis interacts with Jesuits

Immediately, directly, intuitively: this is how the message of Pope Francis touches people. His ability to communicate is rooted in a pastoral experience that naturally tends to create authentic relationships. His authority is never expressed…