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• Hinduism with Others

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780520249134
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940079 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0021
• Hinduism with Others

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This chapter focuses on a process of “interlogues”—the constructive engagement of people who are and are not Hindu as they attempt to understand what Hinduism is and has been—and picks up on what Mahatma Gandhi called satyagraha: an open-ended struggle to grasp the truth—. Satyagraha soon reveals that the categories “Hindu” and “non-Hindu” are far from being the binary, opposite entities some people to believe them to be. The chapter then explores the many ways that processes of mutual engagement play themselves out in today's religiously plural world.

Keywords: Hinduism; Mahatma Gandhi; satyagraha; mutual engagement; religious pluralism

Chapter.  5051 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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