Colonialism, modernity, and religious identities

religious reform movements in South Asia
  • 274 Pages
  • 4.87 MB
  • English

Oxford University Press , New Delhi
Hinduism -- India, Hinduism -- Social aspects -- India, Islam -- India, Islam -- Social aspects --
About the Edition

Contributed articles; chiefly on Hindu and Muslim reform movements of India.

Statementedited by Gwilym Beckerlegge.
ContributionsBeckerlegge, Gwilym.
LC ClassificationsBL1153.5+
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 274 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16961762M
LC Control Number2008330495

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The authors are based at UTS - faculty of Humanities and Social Studies. Colonialism five centuries, colonialism and modernity have profoundly shaped the cultures of the world. This book traces these interacting long-term historical processes, and the parallel history of anti. European colonialism has left modernity indelible mark upon the ways in which Asian Buddhists experience "modernity" and their own sense of cultural, national, and religious identity.

Onthe Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrived on the southwest coast of India. This paper while questioning the assumption that religious Colonialism preceded modernity, argues for the need to seriously address the fashioning of the caste self and a new collectivity within a religious imagining under colonialism.

Colonial structures of governance often ignored the alternative realms - ties of locality and kinship often articulated in religious terms - which, emerged. Peter van der Veer is Professor of Comparative Religion and Director of the Research Center for Religion and Society at the University of Amsterdam.

His books include Gods on Earth: The Management of Religious Experience and Identity in a North Indian Pilgrimage Centre, Religious Nationalism: Hindus and Muslims in India, and Modern is the editor of Nation and.

Before British colonialism, those who would now be defined as Hindu existed without one collective identity and certainly did not possess a unified collective religious identity. The group now defined as Hindu can be said to have existed only because it was a group independent of Islam, Christianity or Judaism, although not internally coherent.

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Giddens recognizes that ‘religious cosmology’ is undermined by the increasing importance of scientific knowledge in late modern society. However, he argues that is traditional ways of life rather than religious beliefs and practices which are more profoundly affected by this shift.

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Christianity and colonialism are often closely associated with each other because Protestantism and Catholicism participated as the state religions of the European colonial powers and in many ways they acted as the "religious arms" of those powers.

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Colonialism fuelled modern forms of religious extremism The connection between radicalism and Islam are being raised by Islamic State and its so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq. H A Hellyer. MAKING INDIA HINDU: RELIGION, COMMUNITY, AND THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY IN INDIA: EDITED BY DAVID LUDDEN; This book is a collection of essays by many highly regarded scholars on the subject of religious nationalism, Indian identity, and communal violence.

It was compiled to remedy a dearth of good books on the subject suitable for undergraduates. By placing religion in the conflicted network of geopolitics, economic exploitation, and ideological struggles over domination, race, and freedom, Johnson develops a fresh and sophisticated narrative of the history of black religion, freedom, and colonialism.

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Mohanty made the following statement: “Read through the lens of alternative modernities, literary texts open up new historical archives and suggest tantalising perspectives on a past we thought we knew well“ ( 91). Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History (JCCH) is an important resource to scholars of all aspects of colonialism, from pre-colonial societal studies to current post-colonial covers the broad range of issues that relate to imperialism and colonialism from the tenth century through modern times including the social effects on the population, the political structures under imperial.

P.B. Clarke, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 5 Colonialism and Islam. Muslim resistance to colonialism has been mentioned in the case of the Sudan and Muslim opposition, both passive and militant, emerged in many other parts of tropical Africa including the Senegambia, Somalia, and Northern Nigeria.

While profoundly disturbing culturally. The tragedy of the destruction of the Babri Masjid on December 6,was amplified manifold during the bhumi pujan for a new Ram temple at exactly the same site by PM Modi on August 5. Dividing (and by effect, constructing) identities along religious lines echoed the ecclesiastical approach in contemporary Britain regarding matters concerning marriage and divorce, property, and religious worship (ibid.).

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Postcolonialism is the critical academic study of the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism, focusing on the human consequences of the control and exploitation of colonized people and their specifically, it is a critical-theory analysis of the history, culture, literature, and discourse of (usually European) imperial power.Going against the conventional wisdom that colonialism brought modernity to Africa, Olúfémi Táíwò claims that Africa was already becoming modern and that colonialism was an unfinished project.

Africans aspired to liberal democracy and the rule of law, but colonial officials aborted those efforts when they established indirect rule in the.In Kerala, Vakkom Moulavi motivated Muslims to embrace modernity, especially modern education, in order to reap maximum benefit.

In this process, he initiated numerous religious reforms. However, he held fairly ambivalent attitudes towards individualism, materialism and secularization, defending Islam against the attacks of Christian missionaries.