Hinduism and Modernity / Edition 1

Hinduism and Modernity / Edition 1

by David Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631208623

ISBN-13: 9780631208624

Pub. Date: 02/12/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This examination of Hinduism in the context of modernity will be of interest to all students of Hinduism, as well as to those interested in the sociology and history of religion.

  • Shows Hinduism to be a highly dynamic world-view which challenges western notions of modernity.
  • Considers a broad range of topics including women, the caste system, the

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This examination of Hinduism in the context of modernity will be of interest to all students of Hinduism, as well as to those interested in the sociology and history of religion.

  • Shows Hinduism to be a highly dynamic world-view which challenges western notions of modernity.
  • Considers a broad range of topics including women, the caste system, the self, divinities and gurus.
  • Contains up-to-date discussions of modern Hindu culture and beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631208624
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/12/2003
Series:
Religion and Spirituality in the Modern World Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. IHinduism and Modernity Explained1
1Modernity and Hinduism3
2India and the Juggernaut of Modernity21
3Hinduism Ancient and Modern33
Pt. IIHinduism for Others47
4Islam and Hinduism49
5The European Discovery of Hinduism65
6Hinduism and Orientalism85
Pt. IIIHinduism Contrasted with Modernity103
7'Woman Caste' (aurat jati) and the Gender of Modernity105
8Kali East and West120
9The Gods of Hinduism and the Idols of Modernity138
10The Image of the Self151
Pt. IVHinduism Today165
11Gurus167
12Modernity and Hindu Nationalism181
13Hinduism and the Global Future199
Notes204
References220
Index239

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