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Engaging South Asian Religions: Boundaries, Appropriations, and Resistances
(2011)
  • Peter Gottschalk
Abstract
Focusing on boundaries, appropriations, and resistances involved in Western engagements with South Asian religions, this volume considers both the pre- and postcolonial period in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It pays particular attention to contemporary controversies surrounding the study of South Asian religions, including several scholars’ reflections on the contentious reaction to their own work. Other issues explored include British colonial epistemologies, Hegel’s study of South Asia, Hindu-Christian interactions in charismatic Catholicism and the canonization of Francis Xavier, feminist interpretations of the mother of the Buddha, and theological controversies among Muslims in Bangladesh and Pakistan. By using the themes of boundaries, appropriations, and resistances, this work offers insight into the dynamics and diversity of Western approaches to South Asian religions and the indigenous responses to, involvements with, and influences on them.
Keywords
  • South Asia,
  • Pakistan,
  • Bangladesh,
  • Muslims,
  • Hindus,
  • Sikhs,
  • Christians,
  • India
Publication Date
2011
Editor
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Publisher
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Citation Information
Peter Gottschalk. Engaging South Asian Religions: Boundaries, Appropriations, and Resistances. Albany(2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_gottschalk/23/