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Hinduism in the Modern World / Edition 1

Hinduism in the Modern World / Edition 1

by Brian A. Hatcher


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415836043
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Series: Religions in the Modern World Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brian A. Hatcher is Packard Chair of Theology at Tufts University, where he is also Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion. He is the author of several monographs on Hindu reform movements in colonial Bengal, the dynamics of modern Hindu eclecticism, and the life and activities of the social reformer, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar. In his other published work he has explored the transformation of Sanskrit learning in colonial Bengal, highlighted the world of vernacular intellectual life, and worked to understand contemporary Hinduism against the backdrop of colonial history and postcolonial theory.

Table of Contents

List of maps and illustrations. Notes on contributors. Introduction—Brian Hatcher. Part I: Hinduism Today: Three Perspectives. 1. Hinduism in South India—Leela Prasad. 2. Hinduism in North India—Brian Pennington. 3. Transnational movements—Hanna Kim. Part II: The Colonial Backdrop. 4. Debates within Colonial Hinduism—Amiya P. Sen. 5. Colonial devotional paths—Jason Fuller. 6. Hinduism and colonial law—Donald Davis and Timothy Lubin. Part III: Movements and Relocations. 7. Hinduism in Fiji, Africa and Trinidad—Anantanand Rambachan and Usha Shukla. 8. Hinduism in Britain—Maya Warrier. 9. Hinduism in the United States—Prema Kurien. Part IV: Networks of Meaning 10. Modern Monks and Global Hinduism—Tim Dobe. 11. Modern Yoga and Tantra—Lola Williamson. 12. Renunciation and domesticity—Meena Khandelwal. 13. Modern Vedic ritual— Frederick M. Smith. 14. Visual and Media Culture—Karline McLain. Part V: Critical Social and Political Issues. 15. Public Hinduism and Hindutva—Pralay Kanungo. 16. Caste and untouchability—Rupa Viswanath. 17. Gender and Sexuality—Ruth Vanita. 18. Ecology and the environment—Eliza Kent. Conclusion—Brian Hatcher. Glossary. Index.

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