Rise of Reason: Intellectual History of 19th-Century Maharashtra


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This book offers one of the first critical evaluations and in-depth analysis of the intellectual movement in Maharashtra in the 19th century. Arguing against the prevalent view that Indian rationality was imported from Europe through the colonial agency, it traces the rational roots of the movement to indigenous intellectual traditions and history. It also questions the centrality assigned to the `Bengal Renaissance' as being the representative of the contemporary intellectual movement in the country. Strongly grounded in ...

Rise of Reason: Intellectual history of 19th-century Maharashtra 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138929722