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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 attractive portrait of Swami Vivekananda and his courting along with his guru, the mythical Ramakrishna. Sharma’s paintings specializes in Vivekananda’s reinterpretation and formula of numerous Indian religious 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 historical past and the increase of Hindutva, the Hindu nationalist movement.

Sharma’s illuminating narrative is a wonderful reexamination of 1 of India’s so much arguable spiritual figures and a desirable examine of the symbiosis of Indian background, faith, politics, and nationwide identity. It is a vital tale for somebody attracted to the evolution of 1 of the world’s nice religions and its function in shaping modern India.

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