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Disenchanting India : organized rationalism and criticism of religion in India

Author: Johannes Quack
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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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: groups who affirm the values and attitudes of atheism, humanism, or free-thinking.
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Quack, Johannes.
Disenchanting India.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011005851
(OCoLC)704120510
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Quack
ISBN: 9780199812615 0199812616 1283427400 9781283427401
OCLC Number: 773827980
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 362 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Cover; Contents; Prologue; Introduction; PART I: Object of Inquiry: Indian Rationalists, Modes of Unbelief and Disenchantment; 1 Indian Rationalists; 2 Modes of (Non- )Religiosity and 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.
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