Is there an alternate to the Bhagavadgita while being sworn in?

Koenraad Elst ke.raadsrots at UNICALL.BE
Fri Oct 1 06:45:56 UTC 1999

The movie scene with a secular oath-taking conforms to a special provision
in Indian law which is owed to Annie Besant, who successfully agitated for
it in England, years before she came to India.  It is in the same category
as the civil wedding which the state provides in case a religious wedding
(otherwise recognized as legally valid) is objected to, e.g. in cases of
interreligious marriage.  Needless to say, it is hardly part of Hindu

Yours sincerely,
Koenraad Elst

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