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IMAGINED HINDUISM : British Protestant Missionary Constructions of Hinduism, 1793-1900
ODDIE, Geoffrey
Sage
ISBN 10: 0761934871
ISBN 13: 9780761934875

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IMAGINED HINDUISM : British Protestant Missionary Constructions of Hinduism, 1793-1900
ODDIE, Geoffrey      
Sage New Delhi 2006  8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Paperback 374pp This important book explores the emergence and subsequent refinement of the idea of Hinduism as it developed among British Protestant missionaries in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The author demonstrates how the missionaries’ construction of Hinduism grew out of their own roots in post-Enlightenment Europe, their Christian conception of religion, the colonial reality of India, and their need to ‘know the enemy’ in order to spread Christianity more effectively. Drawing upon missionary writings, Geoffrey Oddie shows how the early view of Hinduism as pagan or heathen settled into the dominant paradigm of Hinduism as a unitary, brahman-controlled `system`, ridden with idolatry, ritualism, superstition and sexual licence. This `other` was compared with evangelical Christianity, in which inward devotion counted for more than outward ritual, and where the individual was free from oppression and `priestcraft`. Finally, this book looks at the impact of these representations of Hinduism in India and the West. By the late nineteenth century, as the author demonstrates, the missionaries` increasing acquaintance with Hinduism not only prompted a more sympathetic approach, but also a revision of the unitary model. Some even spoke of `the many Hindu religions`. Among Hindu leaders, in contrast, the notion of being Hindu and of Hinduism as one system had taken hold. (publishers notes)   Fine
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Imagined Hinduism : British Protestant Missionary Constructions of Hinduism, 1793-1900
Geoffrey A. Oddie      
Sage Publications India New Delhi 2006 1st Ed. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Softcover Author's inscription on title page, with several small creased on cover edges, o/w VG.  Very Good/No DJ as Publi
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Imagined Hinduism: British Protestant Missionary Constructions of Hinduism, 1793 - 1900.
Oddie, Geoffrey A.      
Sage Publications New Delhi 2006    Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, edges lightly marked, minor edgewear. 374 pp. Explores the emergence and subsequent refinement of the idea of Hinduism as it developed among British Protestant missionaries in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The author demonstrates how the missionaries construction of Hinduism grew out of their own roots in post-Enlightenment Europe, their Christian conception of religion, the colonial reality of India, and their need to 'know the enemy' in order to spread Christianity more effectively. 
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