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Imperial encounters : religion and modernity in India and Britain

Author: Peter van der Veer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the mutual impact of Britain's colonization of India on Indian and British culture. This title shows that national culture in both India and Britain developed in relation to their shared  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Études comparatives
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter van der Veer
ISBN: 0691074771 9780691074771 069107478X 9780691074788
OCLC Number: 46831146
Description: x, 205 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Secularity and religion. The separation of church and state ; Religion ; Concluding remarks --
The moral state: religion, nation, and empire. The moral state in Britain ; The Colonial Mission in India ; Concluding remarks --
The spirits of the age: spiritualism and political radicalism. British spirits ; India's spiritual heritage ; Concluding remarks --
Moral muscle: masculinity and its religious uses. Muscular Christianity ; Hindustani honor ; The internal enemy ; Concluding remarks --
Monumental texts: Orientalism and the critical edition of India's national heritage. Müller's science ; India's adoption of German Wissenschaft ; Texts and the nationalist imaginaire ; Speaking, writing, watching ; Concluding remarks --
Aryan origins. The Aryan myth ; From language to skulls ; Race, class and criminality ; Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: Peter van der Veer.
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