Hindu Pluralism: Religion and the Public Sphere in Early Modern South Asia

By: Elaine M. Fisher

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In Hindu Pluralism, Elaine M. Fisher complicates the traditional scholarly narrative of the unification of Hinduism. By calling into question the colonial categories implicit in the term 'sectarianism', Fisher's work excavates the pluralistic textures of precolonial Hinduism in the centuries prior to British intervention. Drawing on previously unpublished sources in Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu, Fisher argues that the performance of plural religious identities in public space in Indian early modernity paved the way for the emergence of a distinctively non-Western form of religious pluralism. This work provides a critical resource for understanding how Hinduism developed in the early modern period, a crucial era that set the tenor for religion's role in public life in India through the present day. Printed Pages: 285

Title: Hindu Pluralism: Religion and the Public Sphere in Early Modern South Asia

Author Name: Elaine M. Fisher

Categories: India, Hinduism,

Publisher: New Delhi, Kaveri Book Service: 2018

ISBN: 9789386552860

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 700698

Keywords: Hindu Pluralism: Religion and the Public Sphere in Early Modern South Asia Elaine M. Fisher