Disenchanting India: organized rationalism and criticism of religion in India

India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Johannes Quack challenges this representation through an examination of the contemporary Indian rationalist movement, which affirms the values and attitudes of atheism, humanism, or free-thinking. Quack shows the rationalists�...

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Main Author: Quack, Johannes
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Oxford University Press c2011
Further subjects:B Rationalism
B India Religion
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Summary:India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Johannes Quack challenges this representation through an examination of the contemporary Indian rationalist movement, which affirms the values and attitudes of atheism, humanism, or free-thinking. Quack shows the rationalists' emphasis on maintaining links to atheism and materialism in ancient India and outlines their strong ties to the intellectual currents of modern European history. At the heart of Disenchanting India lies an ethnographic study of the organization "Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti" (Organization
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references
ISBN:0199812608