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Author Devare, Aparna

Title History and the making of a modern Hindu self / Aparna Devare
Published London ; New York ; New Delhi : Routledge, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 236 pages)
Contents Introduction : historicizing the politics of history -- Exploring the contours of history and religion in colonial India -- Phule : historicizing mythology : a rationalist critique -- Phule : where history meets its other -- Ranade : using a modern historical gaze on India's past -- Ranade : dehistoricizing religion through a critical textual (re)interpretation and a faith-based critique -- Savarkar : history as a hegemonic world-view -- Savarkar : history, Hindutva and crafting a modern Hindu identity -- Conclusion : the limits of history
Summary Taking the contentious debates surrounding historical evidence and history writing between secularists and Hindu nationalists as a starting point, this book seeks to understand the origins of a growing historical consciousness in contemporary India, especially amongst Hindus. The broad question it poses is: Why has 'history' become such an important site of identity, conflict and self-definition amongst modern Hindus, especially when Hinduism is known to have been notoriously impervious to history? As modern ideas regarding notions of history came to India with colonialism, it turn
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-226) and index
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Subject Phule, Jotīrāva Govindarāva, 1827-1890 -- Political and social views
Ranade, Mahadev Govind, Rao Bahadur, 1842-1901 -- Political and social views
Savarkar, Vinayak Damodar, 1883-1966 -- Political and social views
Phule, Jotīrāva Govindarāva, 1827-1890
Ranade, Mahadev Govind, Rao Bahadur, 1842-1901
Savarkar, Vinayak Damodar, 1883-1966
Hinduism -- History.
Hindus -- India -- History
Identification (Religion)
RELIGION -- Hinduism -- General.
Identification (Religion)
Political and social views
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136197086