alkitab.com - Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, usa
Retail Store Hours 10:30 AM - 7 PM (Pacific)
Except Thursday Noon-6 PM : Closed Sundays
Religious Nationalism Hindus and Muslims in IndiaBy: van der Veer, Peter
Van der Veer offers a new perspective on the importance of religious organization and the role of ritual in the formation of nationalism. His work advances our understanding of contemporary India while also offering significant theoretical insights into one of the most troubling issues of this century.
select image to enlarge/scroll
|By: van der Veer, Peter|
Format: Softcover | 247 pp
Publisher: University of California Press
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Topic: Political History
More About This Item
Van der Veer's central focus is the lengthy dispute over the Babari mosque in Ayodhya, site of a bloody confrontation between Hindus and Muslims in December 1992. A thought-provoking range of other examples describes the historical construction of religious identities: cow protection societies and Sufi tombs, purdah and the political appropriation of images of the female body, Salman Rushdie and the role of the novel in nationalism, Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda, the Khalsa movement among Sikhs, and nationalist archaeology and the televised�Ramayana.
Proud to Specialize In...
Arabic Books | Arabic Language Studies | Middle East & Islamic Books | Arabic Children Books
Al-Mawrid Dictionaries | English-Arabic & Arabic-English Dictionaries
Classical and Contemporary Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies
Find Us on Facebook Return to Top of Page