Defining Hinduism: A Reader

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Defining Hinduism is concerned not only with what Hinduism is but also with what it has been, and with the history of the religion and of the term "Hinduism." Some of the authors included here make political or ideological claims, so they are also interested in what Hinduism should be. The book is composed of nine essays originally published between 1991 and 2001 and written by some of the most influential scholars working on the religions of South Asia today. These essays are put into context by a comprehensive general introduction, as well as individual introductions to each of the four parts.
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'...this book is a useful combination to the academic conversation about Hinduism.' - Rebecca J. Manring, Indiana University, Bloomington
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Meet the Author

J. E. Llewellyn is a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the problem of defining Hinduism 1
1 The idea of the Veda and the identity of Hinduism 16
2 Ancient Banyan : an inquiry into the meaning of "Hinduness" 30
3 Who invented Hinduism? 52
4 Unity and plurality : Hinduism and the religions of India in early European scholarship 81
5 Questioning authority : constructions and deconstructions of Hinduism 102
6 Constructions of Hinduism at the nexus of history and religion 125
7 "World religions" and "ethnic groups" : do these paradigms lend themselves to the cause of Hindu nationalism? 151
8 Introduction to Dalit visions 167
9 Problems with "religion" as a category for understanding Hinduism 171
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