Dr. Santosh Saha Authors Book on Religious Fundamentalism
January 22, 2004
Mount Union College's Dr. Santosh C. Saha, associate professor of history, has recently had a book published, "Religious Fundamentalism in the Contemporary World: Critical Social and Political Issues."
This is Saha's tenth book in related disciplines such as history, religion and culture. His latest book is published by Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books and provides an analysis of sociopolitical issues in the context of religious fundamentalism from fresh angles as well as from different countries' realities in religious resurgence. Contributors to this book, including scholars from Hong Kong, India, Russia, Israel and India, painstakingly tackle the question of how to define the contours of current religious fundamentalism as they examine the private and public postures of fundamentalist rhetoric, the importance of its regional variants, and the damage it can do to regional and national education systems.
Saha received bachelor's degrees from Calcutta University in India and The University of London. He earned an LL.B degree from Calcutta University Law College and a master's degree also from Calcutta University. He earned a Ph.D. from Kent State University.
Saha has interests in both teaching and research. He has taught at colleges and universities in Calcutta, Ethiopia, Zambia and Liberia, as well as the United States. He was formerly the editor-in-chief of a research journal in Liberia, West Africa. Currently, Saha is on the editorial board of the Indian Asian Journal of Asian Affairs.
Saha has co-edited two other books dealing with fundamentalism. Saha and Dr. Thomas K. Carr, associate professor of philosophy and religious studies at Mount Union College, were the co-editors of "Religious Fundamentalism in Developing Countries" (Greenwood Press, 2001) and "Islamic, Hindu, and Christian Fundamentalism Compared - Public Policy in Global Perspective" (New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003).