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Author Sugirtharajah, Sharada, 1952-

Title Imagining hinduism : a postcolonial perspective / Sharada Sugirtharajah
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 164 pages)
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Summary Imagining Hinduism examines how Hinduism has been defined, interpreted and manufactured through Western categorizations, from the foreign interventions of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Orientalists and missionaries, to the present day. Sugirtharajah argues that ever since early Orientalists 'discovered' the ancient Sanskrit texts and the Hindu 'golden age', the West has nurtured a complex and ambivalent fascination with Hinduism, ranging from romantic admiration to ridicule. At the same time, Hindu discourse has drawn upon Orientalist representations in order to redefine Hindu identity. As
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-160) and index
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Subject Hinduism -- Study and teaching
Orientalism.
Hinduism -- Study and teaching.
Orientalism.
RELIGION -- Hinduism -- General.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 020363411X
0415257433
0415257441
9780203634110
9780415257435
9780415257442