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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English


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This study critically assesses recent debates about the colonial construction of Hinduism. Written by experts in their field, the chapters present historical and empirical arguments as well as theoretical reflections on the topic, offering new insights into the nature of the construction of religion in India.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens and Rajaram Hegde
SeriesRoutledge South Asian religion series -- 4
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL1151.5 .R48 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 192 p. ;
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24476304M
ISBN 10041554890X
ISBN 109780415548908
LC Control Number2009025369
OCLC/WorldCa311757330

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