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Conclusion

Torkel Brekke

in Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252367
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602047 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019925236X.003.0008

Series: Oxford Oriental Monographs

Conclusion

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Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains in India were in the midst of redefining what it meant to belong to their communities by the end of the 19th century. This occurred within the confines set by the English language, and European ideas of religion, history, societies, and nations. It is argued that the new role of religion that emerged in the 19th century had major implications for political life in the 20th century in South Asia. They also laid the foundation for different types of religious nationalism and communalism in South Asia.

Keywords: India; Hinduism; Buddhism; Jainism; religion

Chapter.  1499 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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