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Sociology of religion in India

Author: Rowena Robinson
Publisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2004.
Series: Themes in Indian sociology, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focused on the theme of the sociology of religion, this volume brings together essays by well-known scholars which examine the resurgence of religious identities in the Indian context. The contributors question many received notions, address critical problems, and raise important issues surrounding various current debates. The papers are divided into four sections. The first deals with religion, society and national  Read more...
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Sociology of religion in India.
New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2004
(DLC) 2003017873
(OCoLC)52858369
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rowena Robinson
ISBN: 9788132103868 8132103866
OCLC Number: 554567843
Description: 1 online resource (359 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Visions of nationhood and religiosity among early freedom fighters in India / Proshanta Nandi --
National integration and religion / A.R. Desai --
Religion and economic development / M.S.A. Rao --
The Indo-Islamic tradition / A.R. Momin --
Ethnic process and minority identity : a comparative study of Muslims and Christians of UP / Nirmala Srinivasan --
Manipur Vaishnavism : a sociological interpretation / Kunj Bihari Singh --
The factor of anti-pollution in the ideology of the Lingayat movement / C.N. Venugopal --
The immortal cowherd and the saintly carrier : an essay in the study of cults / Ursula M. Sharma --
Emergence of shrines in rural Tamil Nadu : a study of little traditions / L. Thara Bhai --
Some neglected aspects of the conversion of Goa : a socio-historical perspective / Rowena Robinson --
The first Protestant mission to India : its social and religious developments / D. Dennis Hudson --
Issues of Christianity in colonial Chhattisgarh / Saurabh Dube --
Emancipation through proselytism? Some reflections on the marginal status of the depressed classes / N. Jayaram --
Religion and language in the formation of nationhood in Pakistan and Bangladesh / Tanveer Fazal --
The influence of Indian Islam on fundamentalist trends in Trinidad and Tobago / Nasser Mustapha --
Religious resurgence in contemporary United States : a view from India / Ananta Giri.
Series Title: Themes in Indian sociology, v. 3.
Responsibility: editor, Rowena Robinson ; foreword by C.N. Venugopal.
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In South Asia, religion plays a significant role in the cohesion and operation of identities. Rather, modernity refashions religious idenities in various ways.Sociologists have acknowledged the  Read more...

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