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Author Scott, J. Barton, author

Title Spiritual despots : modern Hinduism and the genealogies of self-rule / J. Barton Scott
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 265 pages)
Series South Asia across the disciplines
South Asia across the disciplines
Contents Introduction: against the priest -- A singular species of despotism -- A popular history of priestcraft in all ages and nations -- Reform affinities -- Guru is God -- Pope-lila -- Astral ethics -- Conclusion: the circulation of self-rule
Notes Print version record
Subject Anti-clericalism -- Comparative studies
Anti-clericalism -- England -- History -- 19th century
Anti-clericalism -- India -- History -- 19th century
Asceticism -- Hinduism
Autonomy -- Religious aspects -- Comparative studies
Autonomy -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism
Autonomy -- Religious aspects -- Theosophy
Hindu renewal -- History -- 19th century
Hinduism -- India -- History -- 19th century
Asceticism -- Hinduism.
Autonomy -- Religious aspects.
Hindu renewal.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
Genre/Form Comparative studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022636870X (electronic bk.)
9780226368702 (electronic bk.)