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Representing Hinduism : the construction of religious traditions and national identity / edited by Vasudha Dalmia, Heinrich von Stietencron.

By: Dalmia, Vasudha
Contributor(s): Stietencron, Heinrich von | Universität Tübingen
Language: English Publisher: New Delhi, London : Sage Publications, 1995.Description: 467p. ; 24cm.ISBN: 8170364221
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Includes bibl. references. - Papers from a symposium, University of Tübingen, Department of Indology and Comparative History of Religion, October 1990. - Contents: I, Historical perspective. A radical reassessment of the Vedic heritage / Friedhelm Hardy; Religious configurations in pre-Muslim India and the modern concept of Hinduism / H. von Stietencron; Shifting categories in the discourse on caste / G. Dharampal-Frick; II, Nineteenth century reconstructions. History and nationalization of Hinduism / P. Chatterjee; The category "Hindu" in the political discourse of Nepal / R. Burghart; From Krishnalila to Ramarajya / J. Lütt; Whose laws? - notes on a 19th century Hindu case of conjugal rights / S. Chandra; The only real religion of the Hindus: Vaisnava self-representation / V. Dalmia; Practical vedanta / W. Halbfass; Pandita Ramabai / Ram Bapat; The reversal of orientalism / S. Kaviraj; III, Images and counter-images in the twentieth century. Hind Swaraj as a statement of tradition in a modern world / S. Sharma; Towards a universal Dharma / M. Horstmann; The personal law question and Hindu nationalism / Dieter Conrad; Composite culture and communal consciousness: the Ittehadul Muslimeen in Hyderabad / J. Alam; Counter-concepts and the creation of cultural identity: Hindus in the militant Sikh discourse / Veena Das; The appeal of Hundu history / G. Pandey; The erosion of folk religion in modern India / G.D. Sontheimer; IV, The performing arts and the formation of a pan-Indian "Hindu" tradition. The representation of gods and heroes in the Parsi mythological drama / A. Kapur; Authenticity and tradition / R. Chatterji; The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata TV serial / A. Malinar.