The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism

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ISBN:

9780198854784

Publication date:

19/08/2019

Hardback

336 pages

254.0x156.0mm

Price: 1495.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780198854784

Publication date:

19/08/2019

Hardback

336 pages

254.0x156.0mm

Edited by Torkel Brekke

Rights:  OUP UK (Indian Territory)

Edited by Torkel Brekke

Description

The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism focuses on developments resulting from movements within the tradition as well as contact between India and the outside world through both colonialism and globalization. Divided into three parts, part one considers the historical background to modern conceptualizations of Hinduism. Moving away from the reforms of the 19th and early 20th century, part two includes five chapters each presenting key developments and changes in religious practice in modern Hinduism. Part three moves to issues of politics, ethics, and law. This section maps and explains the powerful legal and political contexts created by the modern state—first the colonial government and then the Indian Republic—which have shaped Hinduism in new ways. The last two chapters look at Hinduism outside India focusing on Hinduism in Nepal and the modern Hindu diaspora.

About the Editor

Torkel Brekke is Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University. His publications include Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century (2002), Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism: A Social-Psychological Exploration of the Origins of a World Religion (2002), Fundamentalism: Prophecy and Protest in an Age of Globalization (2012), Buddhism and Violence: Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia (co-edited with Vladimir Tikhonov; 2012), and Military Chaplaincy in an Era of Religious Pluralism: Military-Religious Nexus in Asia, Europe, and USA (co-edited with Vladimir Tikhonov; 2017).

Contributors:

Knut Aukland, Gayatri Chatterjee, Ankur Datta, Kathinka Frøystad, David N. Gellner, Hans Harder, Pankaj Jain, Manjari Katju, Dermot Killingley, Chiara Letizia, Werner Menski, Adrian Plau, Tanisha Ramachandran, Ferdinando Sardella, Heinz Scheifinger, Vineeta Sinha, Divya Vaid

Edited by Torkel Brekke

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors
Series Introduction, Gavin Flood
Introduction: Modernity and Hinduism, Torkel Brekke
1: Early Modern Hinduism, Adrian Plau
2: Rammohun Roy and the Bengal Renaissance, Dermot Killingley
3: Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay and modern Hinduism, Hans Harder
4: Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati and ISKCON, Ferdinando Sardella
5: Murti, Idol, Art, and Commodity: The Multiple Identities of Hindu Images, Tanisha Ramachandran
6: Indian Cinema and Modern Hinduism, Gayatri Chatterjee
7: Hindu Pilgrimage and Modern Tourism, Knut Aukland
8: Hinduism and New Age: Patrimonial Oneness and Religious Cosmopolitanism, Kathinka Frøystad
9: Online Hinduism, Heinz Scheifinger
10: The Modern Hindu Diaspora, Vineeta Sinha
11: The History of Hindu Nationalism in India, Manjari Katju
12: Caste and Contemporary Hindu Society: Community, Politics and Work, Divya Vaid and Ankur Datta
13: Hindu Law in Modern Times: How Hindu Law Continues in Modern India, Werner Menski
14: Modern Hindu Dharma and Environmentalism, Pankaj Jain
15: Hinduism in the Secular Republic of Nepal, David N. Gellner and Chiara Letizia

Edited by Torkel Brekke

Features

  • Looks at the historical background to modern conceptualisations of Hinduism
  • Presents key developments and changes in religious practice in modern Hinduism
  • Maps and explains the powerful legal and political contexts created by the modern state—first the colonial government and then the Indian Republic—which have shaped Hinduism in new ways

Edited by Torkel Brekke

Edited by Torkel Brekke

Description

The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism focuses on developments resulting from movements within the tradition as well as contact between India and the outside world through both colonialism and globalization. Divided into three parts, part one considers the historical background to modern conceptualizations of Hinduism. Moving away from the reforms of the 19th and early 20th century, part two includes five chapters each presenting key developments and changes in religious practice in modern Hinduism. Part three moves to issues of politics, ethics, and law. This section maps and explains the powerful legal and political contexts created by the modern state—first the colonial government and then the Indian Republic—which have shaped Hinduism in new ways. The last two chapters look at Hinduism outside India focusing on Hinduism in Nepal and the modern Hindu diaspora.

About the Editor

Torkel Brekke is Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University. His publications include Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century (2002), Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism: A Social-Psychological Exploration of the Origins of a World Religion (2002), Fundamentalism: Prophecy and Protest in an Age of Globalization (2012), Buddhism and Violence: Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia (co-edited with Vladimir Tikhonov; 2012), and Military Chaplaincy in an Era of Religious Pluralism: Military-Religious Nexus in Asia, Europe, and USA (co-edited with Vladimir Tikhonov; 2017).

Contributors:

Knut Aukland, Gayatri Chatterjee, Ankur Datta, Kathinka Frøystad, David N. Gellner, Hans Harder, Pankaj Jain, Manjari Katju, Dermot Killingley, Chiara Letizia, Werner Menski, Adrian Plau, Tanisha Ramachandran, Ferdinando Sardella, Heinz Scheifinger, Vineeta Sinha, Divya Vaid

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Table of contents

Notes on Contributors
Series Introduction, Gavin Flood
Introduction: Modernity and Hinduism, Torkel Brekke
1: Early Modern Hinduism, Adrian Plau
2: Rammohun Roy and the Bengal Renaissance, Dermot Killingley
3: Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay and modern Hinduism, Hans Harder
4: Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati and ISKCON, Ferdinando Sardella
5: Murti, Idol, Art, and Commodity: The Multiple Identities of Hindu Images, Tanisha Ramachandran
6: Indian Cinema and Modern Hinduism, Gayatri Chatterjee
7: Hindu Pilgrimage and Modern Tourism, Knut Aukland
8: Hinduism and New Age: Patrimonial Oneness and Religious Cosmopolitanism, Kathinka Frøystad
9: Online Hinduism, Heinz Scheifinger
10: The Modern Hindu Diaspora, Vineeta Sinha
11: The History of Hindu Nationalism in India, Manjari Katju
12: Caste and Contemporary Hindu Society: Community, Politics and Work, Divya Vaid and Ankur Datta
13: Hindu Law in Modern Times: How Hindu Law Continues in Modern India, Werner Menski
14: Modern Hindu Dharma and Environmentalism, Pankaj Jain
15: Hinduism in the Secular Republic of Nepal, David N. Gellner and Chiara Letizia

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