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Author Moodie, Deonnie, 1981- author

Title The making of a modern temple and a Hindu city : Kalighat and Kolkata / Deonnie Moodie
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 217 pages)
Contents The temples of modern India -- Reviving and reforming Calcutta's Hindu past -- A religious institution goes public -- Sacred space becomes public space -- Resisting middle class modernizing projects -- Bourgeoisifying Hinduisms and Hinduizing cities
Summary "Middle-class Hindus have worked to modernize Kālīghāṭ - the most famous Hindu temple in Kolkata - over the past long century. Rather than being rejected with the onslaught of European modernity, the temple became a facet through which Hindus could produce and publicize their modernity, as well as their cities' and their nation's"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 10, 2018)
Subject Kālīghāṭa (Temple : Kolkata, India)
Kālīghāṭa (Temple : Kolkata, India)
Hindu temples -- India -- Kolkata
Middle class -- Religious life -- India -- Kolkata
Hindu temples.
Middle class -- Religious life.
RELIGION / Comparative Religion.
Kolkata (India) -- Religious life and customs
India -- Kolkata.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018040622
ISBN 0190885270 electronic book
0190885297 electronic book
9780190885274 electronic book
9780190885298 electronic book