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The Language of DisenchantmentProtestant Literalism and Colonial Discourse in British India$
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Robert A. Yelle

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199924998

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924998.001.0001

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Orientalism and the Language of Disenchantment

Orientalism and the Language of Disenchantment

(p.3) 1 Orientalism and the Language of Disenchantment
The Language of Disenchantment

Robert A. Yelle

Oxford University Press

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the connections between the religious Reformation and British colonialism in India, situates the book in relation to both postcolonial studies and contemporary debates over secularization, and traces the outlines of the Christian myth of disenchantment that informed British attitudes toward Hinduism.

Keywords:   disenchantment, secularization, colonialism, Hinduism, Protestantism, Christianity, Literalism, modernity, iconoclasm, India

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