The Case for Reason: Understanding the Anti-Superstition Movement

Understanding the Anti-superstition Movement

11 October 2018

Narendra Dabholkar

Translated from Marathi by Suman Oak

The rationalist and activist Narendra Dabholkar was assassinated five years ago in Pune. This book is a chronicle of the battle that he and his co-activists at the Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti waged against obscurantism, superstition, pseudoscience and blind faith in the scriptures. Dabholkar argues that it is the constitutional duty of every Indian citizen to develop a scientific temper. He discusses the concept of god and the role of religion, as well as how to foster independent thinking and resolute action.

Context Publishing, 326 pages, Rs 699