Rethinking Religion in India

Rethinking Religion in India

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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 present their religion as that of all Indians, to the detriment of other local or smaller religions. Additionally, the religion of the brahmans also resembled what Europeans were looking for: a religion with doctrines and sacred texts. Thusanbsp;...

Title:Rethinking Religion in India
Author:Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens, Rajaram Hegde
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-12-24


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