Beyond Hindu and Muslim: Multiple Identity in Narratives from Village India

Paperback | September 1, 2005

byPeter GottschalkForeword byWendy Doniger

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Questioning the conventional depiction of India as a nation divided between religious communities, Gottschalk shows that individuals living in India have multiple identities, some of which cut across religious boundaries. The stories narrated by villagers living in the northern state of Bihardepict everyday social interactions that transcend the simple divide of Hindu and Muslim.

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Questioning the conventional depiction of India as a nation divided between religious communities, Gottschalk shows that individuals living in India have multiple identities, some of which cut across religious boundaries. The stories narrated by villagers living in the northern state of Bihardepict everyday social interactions that tra...

Peter Gottschalk is at Southwestern University, Texas. Wendy Doniger is at University of Chicago.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"In South Asia's current climate, in which forces of religious revivalism have taken violent turns, it is more than ever necessary to understand how Indians' multiple identities actually work. Gottschalk's carefully researched monograph provides an excellent starting point; it deserves a widereadership." -- The Journal of Religion