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Outside the fold : conversion, modernity, and belief

Author: Gauri Viswanathan
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Outside the Fold is a radical reexamination of religious conversion. Gauri Viswanathan skillfully argues that conversion is an interpretive act that belongs in the realm of cultural criticism. To that end, this work examines key moments in colonial and postcolonial history to show how conversion questions the limitations of secular ideologies, particularly the discourse of rights central to both the British empire  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Comparative studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Viswanathan, Gauri.
Outside the fold.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97034908
(OCoLC)37606223
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gauri Viswanathan
ISBN: 0195645774 9780195645774 0691058989 9780691058986 9781400843480 1400843480
OCLC Number: 558431707
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Association for Asian Studies South Asia Council Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize 2000
Winner of Modern Language Association James Russell Lowell Prize 1999
Winner of American Comparative Literature Association's Harry Levin Prize 1999
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 332 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Dissent and the nation. Ch. 1. Cross currents. Ch. 2. A grammar of dissent pt. 2. Colonial interventions. Ch. 3. Rights of passage: converts' testimonies. Ch. 4. Silencing heresy. Ch. 5. Ethnographic plots. Ch. 6. Conversion, theosophy, and race theory pt. 3. The imagined community. Ch. 7. Conversion to equality. Ch. 8. Epilogue: the right to belief. Appendix. The census of India, 1901.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Gauri Viswanathan.
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A re-examination of religious conversion in which the author argues that it is an interpretive act that belongs in the realm of cultural criticism. She examines key moments in colonial and  Read more...

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