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By Jyotirmaya Sharma

ISBN-10: 0300197403

ISBN-13: 9780300197402

during this 3rd installment of his finished background of “India’s faith” and reappraisal of Hindu identification, Professor Jyotirmaya Sharma bargains an interesting portrait of Swami Vivekananda and his courting along with his guru, the mythical Ramakrishna. Sharma’s paintings makes a speciality of Vivekananda’s reinterpretation and formula of various Indian non secular and mystical traditions and practices as “Hinduism” and the way it served to create, distort, and justify a countrywide self-image. the writer examines questions of caste and the primacy of the West in Vivekananda’s imaginative and prescient, in addition to the systematic marginalization of trade religions and heterodox ideals. In doing so, Professor Sharma presents readers with an incisive entryway into nineteenth- and twentieth-century Indian heritage and the increase of Hindutva, the Hindu nationalist movement.

Sharma’s illuminating narrative is a wonderful reexamination of 1 of India’s such a lot debatable non secular figures and a desirable examine of the symbiosis of Indian historical past, faith, politics, and nationwide identity. It is an important tale for somebody drawn to the evolution of 1 of the world’s nice religions and its function in shaping modern India.

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