A Restatement of Religion: Swami Vivekanada and the Making of Hindu Nationalism (BOK)

Jyotirmaya Sharma

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In this third installment of his comprehensive history of "India's religion" and reappraisal of Hindu identity, Professor Jyotirmaya Sharma offers an engaging portrait of Swami Vivekananda and his relationship with his guru, the legendary Ramakrishna. Sharma's work focuses on Vivekananda's reinterpretation and formulation of diverse Indian spiritual and mystical traditions and practices as "Hinduism" and how it served to create, distort, and justify a national self-image. The author examines questions of caste and the primacy of the West in Vivekananda's vision, as well as the systematic marginalization of alternate religions and heterodox beliefs. In doing so, Professor Sharma provides readers with an incisive entryway into nineteenth- and twentieth-century Indian history and the rise of Hindutva, the Hindu nationalist movement. Sharma's illuminating narrative is an excellent reexamination of one of India's most controversial religious figures and a fascinating study of the symbiosis of Indian history, religion, politics and national identity. It is an essential story for anyone interested in the evolution of one of the world's great religions and its role in shaping contemporary India.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Jyotirmaya Sharma
Forlag
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEMIC
ISBN 9780300197402
Antall sider 328 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 445 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Hinduism, Nationalism

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