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Disenchanting India : organized rationalism and criticism of religion in India

Author: Johannes Quack
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Johannes Quack challenges this representation through an examination of the contemporary Indian rationalist organizations:  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Quack
ISBN: 9780199812608 0199812608 9780199812622 0199812624
OCLC Number: 774396157
Description: xvii, 362 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Object of inquiry : Indian rationalists, modes of unbelief and disenchantment --
History : roots of organized rationalism in India --
Ethnography : Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ANiS) --
Theory : the mode of unbelief of UNiS Appendixes: 1. Transliteration of Hindi and Marathi terms --
2. Interviews and documented conversations --
3. Anti-superstition Bill --
Original German quotations.
Responsibility: Johannes Quack.

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