From Ancient to Modern: Religion, Power, and Community in India

Hardcover | November 15, 2008

EditorIshita Banerjee-dube, Saurabh Dube

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Dedicated to David Lorenzen, this volume brings together new writings of many prominent historians including Romila Thapar, Champakalakshmi, Thomas Trautmann, John Straton Hawley, Frank F. Conlon, Ines Zupanov, Purushottam Agarawal. Together they negotiate different aspects of religion in thecontext of identity formulation and articulation of power. The essays cover the textual traditions, practice aspects and the anthropology of religion in India. They deal with critical issues like literature, religious practitioners, internal differentiation in the various religious traditions (withemphasis on rebel traditions), caste, class customs, interpretations. In their introduction, the editors outline the different components and manifestations of religion and also survey the writings on the subject.

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Dedicated to David Lorenzen, this volume brings together new writings of many prominent historians including Romila Thapar, Champakalakshmi, Thomas Trautmann, John Straton Hawley, Frank F. Conlon, Ines Zupanov, Purushottam Agarawal. Together they negotiate different aspects of religion in thecontext of identity formulation and articula...

Ishita Banerjee-Dube and Saurabh Dube are Professors, Department of History, Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de Mexico.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:388 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.1 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceIntroduction by Ishita Banerjee-Dube and Saurabh DubeChapter 1. The Puranas: Heresy and Vamsanucarita by Romila ThaparChapter 2. Sankara and Puranic Religion by R. ChampakalakshmiChapter 3. 'Never Have I seen Such Yogis Brother': Yogis, Warriors, and Sorcerers in Ancient India by David Gordon WhiteChapter 4. Visualizations of the Horrific in Buddhist Tantric Literature by Benjamin Preciado SolisChapter 5. In Search of Ramanand: The Guru of Kabir and Others by Purushottam AgrawalChapter 6. Fighting over Kabir's Dead Body by Linda HessChapter 7. Orientalist Museum: Roman Missionary Collections and Prints by Ines G. ZupanovChapter 8. The Missionary and the Orientalist by Thomas R. TrautmannChapter 9. Witnessing Lives by Saurabh DubeChapter 10. Speaking of Caste? Colonial and Indigenous Interpretations of Caste and Community in Nineteenth Century Bombay by Frank F. ConlonChapter 11. Sanatana Dharma as the Twentieth Century Began: Two textbooks, Two Languages by John Stratton HawleyChapter 12. Customs and Canons: Bhima Bhoi in the Literary Tradition of Orissa by Ishita Banerjee-DubeChapter 13. Living Above Hippopotamus Street: Religion and Community in Working-Class North India by Daniel Gold.