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Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century
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Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century

Torkel Brekke


This book presents three case studies on the construction and politics of religious identity in the Indian regions during the 19th century. It explores the leadership of three religions: the Hindus of Bengal, the Buddhists of Sri Lanka, and the Svetambara Jains of western India. Part 1 presents a discussion on Hinduism and focuses on Swami Vivekananda. Part 2 presents a discussion on Buddhism and focuses on Anagarika Dharmapala. Part 3 presents a discussion on Jainism and the history, archaeology, and politics of religion.

Keywords: India, religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sri Lanka

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199252367
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/019925236X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Torkel Brekke, author
Research Fellow in the Department of Cultural Studies, University of Oslo

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