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Bourgeois Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern Vedantists Rare Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal

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ISBN-10: 0199374996

ISBN-13: 9780199374991

Edition: 2014

Authors: Brian A. Hatcher

List price: $28.95
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In 1839 a diverse group of Hindu leaders began gathering in Calcutta to share and propagate their faith in a non-idolatrous form of worship. The group, known as the Tattvabodhini Sabha, met weekly to worship and hear discourses from members on the virtues of a rational and morally responsible mode of worship. They called upon ancient sources of Hindu spirituality to guide them in developing a form of modern theism they referred to as "Vedanta." In this book, Brian Hatcher translates these hitherto unknown discourses and situates them against the backdrop of religious and social change in early colonial Calcutta. Apart from bringing to light the theology and moral vision of an association…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.21" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English