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Hinduism in the modern world, edited by Brian A. Hatcher

Hinduism in the modern world, edited by Brian A. Hatcher
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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non fiction
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Hinduism in the modern world
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edited by Brian A. Hatcher
Series statement
Religions in the modern world
"Hinduism in the Modern World presents a new and unprecedented attempt to survey the nature, range, and significance of modern and contemporary Hinduism in South Asia and the global diaspora. Organized to reflect the direction of recent scholarly research, this volume breaks with earlier texts on this subject by seeking to overcome a misleading dichotomy between an elite, intellectualist "modern" Hinduism and the rest of what has so often been misleadingly termed "traditional" or "popular" Hinduism. Without neglecting the significance of modern reformist visions of Hinduism, this book reconceptualizes the meaning of "modern Hinduism" both by expanding its content and by situating its expression within a larger framework of history, ethnography, and contemporary critical theory. This volume equips undergraduate readers with the tools necessary to appreciate the richness and diversity of Hinduism as it has developed during the past two centuries."--Publisher's description
Table Of Contents
Introduction / Brian A. Hatcher -- Hinduism in South India / Leela Prasad -- Hinduism in North India / Brian K. Pennington -- Transnational movements / Hanna H. Kim -- Debates within Colonial Hinduism / Amiya P. Sen -- Colonial devotional paths / Jason D. Fuller -- Hinduism and colonial law / Donald R. Davis, Jr. and Timothy Lubin -- Hinduism in Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, and Trinidad / Anantanand Rambachan and Usha Shukla -- Hinduism in Britain / Maya Warrier -- Hinduism in the United States / Prema Kurien -- Modern Monks and Global Hinduism / Timothy S. Dobe -- Modern Yoga and Tantra / Lola Williamson -- Renunciation and domesticity / Meena Khandelwal -- Vedic sacrifice in modern India / Frederick M. Smith -- Visual and Media Culture / Karline McLain -- Public Hinduism and Hindutva / Pralay Kanungo -- Caste and untouchability / Rupa Viswanath -- Gender and Sexuality / Ruth Vanita -- Hinduism and environmentalism in modern India / Eliza Kent -- Conclusion / Brian A. Hatcher
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