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Rethinking religion in India : the colonial construction of Hinduism

Author: Esther Bloch; Marianne Keppens; Rajaram Hegde
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Routledge South Asian religion series, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study critically assesses recent debates about the colonial construction of Hinduism. Written by experts in their field, the chapters present historical and empirical arguments as well as theoretical reflections on the topic, offering new insights into the nature of the construction of religion in India.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Bloch; Marianne Keppens; Rajaram Hegde
ISBN: 9780415548908 041554890X 9780203862896 0203862899
OCLC Number: 311757330
Description: xv, 192 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : rethinking religion in India / Marianne Keppens and Esther Bloch --
Hindus and others / David N. Lorenzen --
Hindu religious identity with special reference to the origin and significance of the term Hinduism, c. 1787-1947 / Geoffrey A. Oddie --
Representing religion in colonial India / John Zavos --
Colonialism and religion / Sharada Sugirtharajah --
Women, the freedom movement, and Sanskrit : notes on religion and colonialism from the ethnographic present / Laurie L. Patton --
Colonialism, Hinduism, and the discourse of religion / Richard King --
Who invented Hinduism? : rethinking religion in India / Timothy Fitzgerald --
Orientalism, postcolonialism, and the construction of religion / S.N. Balagangadhara --
The colonial construction of what? / Jakob De Roover and Sarah Claerhout.
Series Title: Routledge South Asian religion series, 4.
Responsibility: edited by Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens and Rajaram Hegde.
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