Religion, science, and empire: classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India

Peter Gottschalk offers a compelling study of how, through the British implementation of scientific taxonomy in the subcontinent, Britons and Indians identified an inherent divide between mutually antagonistic religious communities.

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Main Author: Gottschalk, Peter
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Oxford University Press 2013
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B India / Great Britain / Rule / Hinduism / Islam / Public image / History 1765-1947
B India / Colonialism / Imperialism / Hinduism / Islam / Religious identity / History 1765-1947
Further subjects:B Religion and science India History
B Religion and sociology India History
B Religion And Politics India History
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Summary:Peter Gottschalk offers a compelling study of how, through the British implementation of scientific taxonomy in the subcontinent, Britons and Indians identified an inherent divide between mutually antagonistic religious communities.
ISBN:019997926X
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393019.001.0001