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The making of a modern temple and a Hindu city : Kalighat and Kolkata

Author: Deonnie Moodie
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Middle-class Hindus have worked to modernize Kālīghāṭ - the most famous Hindu temple in Kolkata - over the past long century. Rather than being rejected with the onslaught of European modernity, the temple became a facet through which Hindus could produce and publicize their modernity, as well as their cities' and their nation's"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Moodie, Deonnie, 1981- author.
Making of a modern temple and a Hindu city
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018015454
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deonnie Moodie
ISBN: 9780190885298 0190885297 9780190885274 0190885270
OCLC Number: 1048938436
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 217 pages)
Contents: The temples of modern India --
Reviving and reforming Calcutta's Hindu past --
A religious institution goes public --
Sacred space becomes public space --
Resisting middle class modernizing projects --
Bourgeoisifying Hinduisms and Hinduizing cities.
Responsibility: Deonnie Moodie.

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Here in Kolkata, Moodie sets her discussion of the growing power of middle class religiosity amid the deeply material - sacrifice, blood, and tears - of the Kalighat temple. Throughout the extensive Read more...

 
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