January 12, 2018

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By Jyotirmaya Sharma

during this 3rd installment of his finished heritage of “India’s faith” and reappraisal of Hindu identification, Professor Jyotirmaya Sharma bargains an enticing portrait of Swami Vivekananda and his courting together with his guru, the mythical Ramakrishna. Sharma’s paintings makes a speciality of Vivekananda’s reinterpretation and formula of various Indian non secular 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 background and the increase of Hindutva, the Hindu nationalist movement.

Sharma’s illuminating narrative is a superb reexamination of 1 of India’s such a lot arguable spiritual figures and a desirable examine of the symbiosis of Indian heritage, faith, politics, and nationwide identity. It is an important tale for an individual attracted to the evolution of 1 of the world’s nice religions and its position in shaping modern India.

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