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|ISBN:||9780199812608 0199812608 9780199812622 0199812624|
|Description:||xvii, 362 p. : ill., 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