Rethinking Religion in India: The Colonial Construction of Hinduism

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This book critically assesses recent debates about the colonial construction of Hinduism. Increasingly scholars have come to realise that the dominant understanding of Indian culture and its traditions is unsatisfactory. According to the classical paradigm, Hindu traditions are conceptualized as features of a religion with distinct beliefs, doctrines, sacred laws and holy texts. Today, however, many academics consider this conception to be a colonial 'construction'. This book focuses on the different versions, arguments and ...

Rethinking Religion in India: The Colonial Construction of Hinduism 2011, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415500029

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Rethinking Religion in India: The Colonial Construction of Hinduism 2010, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415548908

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