While questions of development and citizenship in relation to culture and religious beliefs or communities have become important in the public and political spheres, social science research on the subject is still at a nascent stage. It was in this broader perspective that the India chapter of the ‘Religions and Development’ research organized a two day seminar at which some of the research carried out by researchers in the programme was presented, along with presentations on related subjects by other scholars. The seminar (April 19th and 20th 2010) was spread over eight sessions, with a total of 17 presentations, out of which 7 were based on the work done by scholars under the RaD programme.
Plural societies and imperatives of development: religions, communities, citizenship. Report of the India RaD Seminar held on 19th and 20th of April 2010 in New Delhi.