How religiosity transcends class divides in India2 min read . Updated: 06 Feb 2019, 01:06 AM IST
- Almost an equal proportion of respondents in urban and rural areas said they had participated in religious public events, survey data by Lokniti shows
- Participation is also not restricted to any particular social/caste group within Hindus eithe
Ever since Karl Marx proclaimed religion to be the opium of the masses, religiosity has come to be viewed as an attribute of the poor and the indigent. It is not surprising that one commentator recently argued that the millions of people thronging the Maha Kumbh at Prayagraj this year provide evidence of growing unemployment in the country, drawing a direct link between religiosity and deprivation.
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