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Holy Science The Biopolitics of Hindu Nationalism

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ISBN-10: 0295745592

ISBN-13: 9780295745596

Edition: 2019

Authors: Banu Subramaniam, Rebecca Herzig

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In the early 2000s, as India was emerging as a global superpower, a key development project off the southern Indian coast was thwarted by intense opposition. The construction of a new shipping canal angered Hindu nationalists who sought to protect what they saw as the land bridge built by Hanuman and his monkey army in the Indian epic Ramayana. Environmentalists also protested against the canal, claiming that it severely threatened a fragile and globally important ecosystem. As the controversy grew, the religious and environmental arguments converged, reflecting the evolving relationship between science and religion that marks the hypernationalism of the contemporary Hindu right. Through…    
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 5/15/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English