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Religious Cultures in Early Modern India

O'Hanlon, Rosalind [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Religious Cultures in Early Modern India : new perspectives / ed. by Rosalind O'Hanlon and David Washbrook. - London [u.a.] : Routledge, 2012. - V, 210 S. : Ill. - (South Asian history and culture)
ISBN 978-0-415-60232-7
£ 80,00
DDC: 306.6095409; 322.1095409

Religious authority and political power have existed in complex relationships throughout India’s history. The centuries of the ‘early modern’ in South Asia saw particularly dynamic developments in this relationship. Regional as well as imperial states of the period expanded their religious patronage, while new sectarian centres of doctrinal and spiritual authority emerged beyond the confines of the state. Royal and merchant patronage stimulated the growth of new classes of mobile intellectuals deeply committed to the reappraisal of many aspects of religious law and doctrine. Supra-regional institutions and networks of many other kinds - sect-based religious maths, pilgrimage centres and their guardians, sants and sufi orders - flourished, offering greater mobility to wider communities of the pious. This was also a period of growing vigour in the development of vernacular religious literatures of different kinds, and often of new genres blending elements of older devotional, juridical and historical literatures. Oral and manuscript literatures too gained more rapid circulation, although the meaning and canonical status of texts frequently changed as they circulated more widely and reached larger lay audiences. [Verlagsinformation]

1. Rosalind O’Hanlon and David Washbrook:
Introduction: Religious cultures in an imperial landscape. 1
2. Muzaffar Alam:
The debate within: a Sufi critique of religious law, tasawwuf and politics in Mughal India. 6
3. John Stratton Hawley:
The four sampradāys: ordering the religious past in Mughal North India. 28
4. Monika Horstmann:
Theology and statecraft. 52
5. Christopher Minkowski:
Advaita Vedānta in early modern history. 73
6. Christian Lee Novetzke:
The Brahmin double: the Brahminical construction of anti-Brahminism and anti-caste sentiment in the religious cultures of precolonial Maharashtra. 100
7. Rosalind O’Hanlon:
Speaking from Śiva’s temple: Banaras scholar households and the Brahman ‘ecumene’ of Mughal India. 121
8. Heidi Pauwels:
A tale of two temples: Mathurā’s Keśavadeva and Orcchā’s Caturbhujadeva. 146
9. Tony K. Stewart:
Replicating Vaiṣṇava worlds: organizing devotional space through the architectonics of the maṇḍala. 168
Index. 205

ROSALIND O’HANLON is Professor of Indian History and Culture, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. Profile page.
DAVID WASHBROOK is Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge. Profile page.

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