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Orientalism and religion [electronic resource] : postcolonial theory, India and 'the mystic East' / Richard King.

By: King, Richard, 1966-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999Description: 1 online resource (viii, 283 p.).ISBN: 0203158547 (electronic bk.); 9780203158548 (electronic bk.); 0203006089 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780203006085 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0415202574 (hardcover); 9780415202572 (hardcover); 0415202582 (pbk.); 9780415202589 (pbk.); 9781134632350 (electronic bk.); 1134632355 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): India -- Religion -- Study and teaching | Religions -- Study and teaching | Philosophy, Indic -- Study and teaching | Religions -- �Etude et enseignement | Philosophie de l'Inde -- �Etude et enseignement | Inde -- Religion -- �Etude et enseignement | RELIGION -- Education | Ori�entalisme | Postkolonialisme | Indische godsdiensten | Buddhismus | Entkolonialisierung | Orientbild | Religionswissenschaft | Indien | Westliche Welt | Philosophie -- Inde -- �Etude et enseignement | Postcolonialisme | Religion -- �Etude et enseignement | Asie -- Religion -- �Etude et enseignement | Moyen Orient -- Religion -- �Etude et enseignement | Religion -- Study and teaching -- IndiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Orientalism and religion.DDC classification: 200/.7 Other classification: 11.90 | BE 8010 | RR 39962 Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
Contents:
The power of definitions: a genealogy of the idea of 'the mystical' -- Disciplining religion -- Sacred texts, hermeneutics and world religions -- Orientalism and Indian religions -- The modern myth of 'Hinduism' -- 'Mystic Hinduism': Vedanta and the politics of representation -- Orientalism and the discovery of 'Buddhism' -- The politics of privatization: Indian religion and the study of mysticism -- Beyond orientalism? Religion and comparativism in a postcolonial era.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-276) and index.

The power of definitions: a genealogy of the idea of 'the mystical' -- Disciplining religion -- Sacred texts, hermeneutics and world religions -- Orientalism and Indian religions -- The modern myth of 'Hinduism' -- 'Mystic Hinduism': Vedanta and the politics of representation -- Orientalism and the discovery of 'Buddhism' -- The politics of privatization: Indian religion and the study of mysticism -- Beyond orientalism? Religion and comparativism in a postcolonial era.

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