The Nationalization of Hindu Traditions: Bharatendu Harishchandra and Nineteenth-Century Banaras

The Nationalization of Hindu Traditions: Bharatendu Harishchandra and Nineteenth-Century Banaras

by Vasudha Dalmia

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ISBN-13: 9780195648560
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/22/1999
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1(20)
2 Constituting Tradition in Colonial India: Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan
21(29)
HOW CAN INDIA PROGRESS: HARISCHANDRA'S VIEWPOINT
21(7)
THE COLONIAL GOVERNMENT AND THE FORMATION OF PUBLIC OPINION
28(4)
HINDUS AND MUSLIMS, HINDUSTAN AND BHARATVARS
32(10)
ASSESSING HARISCHANDRA'S VIEW: DICHOTOMIES, AMBIVALENCES AND THE THIRD IDIOM
42(8)
3 The Holy City as the Source of 'Traditional' Authority and the House of Harischandra
50(96)
BANARAS AS THE HOLY CITY OF THE HINDUS: THE MYTH IN INTERPRETATION
50(14)
THE RAJAS OF BANARAS AND THE CREATION OF HINDU TRADITION
64(30)
THE BRAHMAN PRESENCE AND THE TRADITION OF LEARNING
94(13)
THE COLONIAL EXPERIENCE: THE MISSIONARY IMPACT AND CULTURAL INTERACTION
107(10)
THE HOUSE OF HARISCHANDRA OF BANARAS
117(26)
CONCLUSION
143(3)
4 Hindi as the National Language of the Hindus
146(76)
THE GENESIS OF HINDI
146(6)
THE DEVELOPMENT OF HINDU/BHAKHA AS A LITERARY LANGUAGE
152(9)
EAST INDIA COMPANY: THE LANGUAGE SPLIT AND THE COLLEGE OF FORT WILLIAM
161(8)
ADDRESSING THE HINDUS IN HINDUI: MISSIONARY TRACTS AND SCHOOL BOOKS
169(6)
THE COURT LANGUAGE CONTROVERSY: INCREASING POLITICIZATION AND IDEOLOGIZATION
175(6)
CODIFYING THE LANGUAGE; GRAMMARS AND DICTIONARIES
181(10)
OCCUPYING THE PUBLIC SPHERE: HARISCHANDRA AND THE NATIONALIST ASPIRATIONS OF HINDI
191(26)
CONCLUSION
217(5)
5 The National Identity of the Hindus and the Emergence of Hindi Literature: The Periodicals as a Discursive Sphere
222(116)
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND THE POLITICS OF REPRESENTATION
222(5)
HINDI JOURNALS AND THE FORMATION OF THE PUBLIC SPHERE
227(5)
THE ROLE OF HARISCHANDRA: LITERARY AND JOURNALISTIC PERSONA
232(4)
KAVIVACHANSUDHA
236(5)
HARISCHANDRACHANDRIKA
241(4)
BALABODHINI
245(6)
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SPACE: DEMARCATING THE MIDDLE GROUND
251(16)
HINDI AS A LITERARY LANGUAGE AND HINDI LITERATURE AS THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE NATION
267(12)
MAPPING THE LITERARY TERRAIN: THE GENERIC ENCOUNTER
279(3)
POETRY
282(9)
PROSE NARRATIVE
291(9)
DRAMA
300(14)
PROSE ESSAY
314(8)
TRAVELOGUES
322(6)
BOOK REVIEWS
328(7)
CONCLUSION
335(3)
6 'The Only Real Religion of the Hindus'
338(92)
THE TRADITIONALIST RESPONSE AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE: HARISCHANDRA'S THREE PHASES
338(4)
THE COLONIAL FRAMEWORK: MISSIONARY REPRESENTATIONS
342(9)
THE FIRST PHASE: ROOTS AND THEIR OFFSHOOTS
351(4)
THE KASI DHARMA SABHA
355(7)
CRITIQUE OF SACERDOTAL TRADITION
362(4)
SECOND PHASE: ASSIMILATIONS AND DEMARCATIONS
366(15)
THE DEBATE WITH THE REFORMISTS: THE DEFENCE OF IMAGE-WORSHIP
381(9)
ORIENTALIST DISCOURSE: CONSTRUING THE TRUE RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS OF THE HINDUS
390(21)
THE THIRD PHASE: DHARMA AS CONSTITUTING THE NATION
411(14)
CONCLUSION
425(5)
7 Conclusion
430(10)
Bibliography 440(27)
Index 467

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