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Orientalism and Religion Postcolonial Theory, India and "The Mystic East"

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ISBN-10: 0415202582

ISBN-13: 9780415202589

Edition: 1999

Authors: Richard King

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In this text Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted.
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/21/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.15" wide x 9.25" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Changing the Subject
The Power of Definitions: A Genealogy of the 'Mystical'
Disciplining Religion
Sacred Texts, Hermeneutics and World Religions
Orientalism and Indian Religions
The Modern Myth of 'Hinduism'
'Mystic Hinduism': Vedanta and the Politics of Representation
Orientalism and the Discovery of 'Buddhism'
The Politics of Privatization; Indian Religion and the Study of Mysticism
Beyond Orientalism? Religion and Comparativism in a Post-Colonial Era