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|ISBN:||9780199812608 0199812608 9780199812622 0199812624|
|Description:||xvii, 362 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Acknowledgments ; Prologue ; Introduction ; Part I: Object of Inquiry: Indian Rationalists, Modes of Unbelief & Disenchantment ; 1. Indian Rationalists ; 2. Modes of Unbelief ; 3. Rationalization and Disenchantment ; 4. Methodological Remarks and Research Setting ; Part II: History: Roots of Organized Rationalism in India ; 5. "Narrative" of the Indian Roots of Rationalism ; 6. Evolution of Rationalism in Colonial India ; 7. Influence of the English Rationalist Movement ; 8. Organized Rationalism in 20th Century India ; 9. Recent History of Organized Rationalism in Maharashtra ; Part III: Ethnography: Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ANiS) ; 10. ANiS in Action: The Science-Van ; 11. Organizational Structure and Set-Up of ANiS ; 12. Profile and Agenda of ANiS ; 13. Individual Interpretations and Applications of Rationalism ; 14. Rationalism as a Way of Life ; 15. ANiS in Context ; 16. Impact of ANiS ; Part IV Theory: The Mode of Unbelief of ANiS ; Bibliography ; Appendix|
"Johannes Quack has ventured into new territory in his close study of the Indian rationalist movement, particularly its manifestations in early twenty-first century Maharashtra. He has combined