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A Hindu education : early years of the Banaras Hindu University

A Hindu education : early years of the Banaras Hindu University

Author: Leah Renold
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"What makes an individual or institution Hindu? What is a Hindu education? Can religious identity co-exist with modern western institutions? What is the role of religion and higher education in nationalism? A Hindu Education provides a comprehensive account of the nature of education at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), one of the most influential Indian institutions during the late colonial period."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Renold, Leah.
Hindu education.
New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leah Renold
ISBN: 0195674839 9780195674835
OCLC Number: 63117774
Description: xvii, 237 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Raising the banner of Hinduism in colonial India --
2. A leap in the dark : the chartering of Hindu and Muslim universities --
3. On holy ground : the politics and myth of sacred geography --
4. Gandhi's challenge to BHU : boycott of BHU and nationalist education --
5. Taking the high seat : religious authority and the Karmayoga of education at BHU --
6. In the temple of learning : the cultural and academic atmosphere of BHU --
7. Tradition unseated : BHU students and the quest for identity.
Responsibility: Leah Renold.
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Focusing on the history of Hindu education at Banaras Hindu University, a major university of British India between 1915 to 1947, this book explores the complex inter-relationships between religion,  Read more...


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