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God Market How Globalization Is Making India More Hindu

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ISBN-10: 1583672494

ISBN-13: 9781583672495

Edition: 2011

Authors: Meera Nanda

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Conventional wisdom says that integration into the global marketplace tends to weaken the power of traditional faith in developing countries. But, as Meera Nanda argues in this path-breaking book, this is hardly the case in today's India. Against expectations of growing secularism, India has instead seen a remarkable intertwining of Hinduism and neoliberal ideology, spurred on by a growing capitalist class. It is this "State-Temple-Corporate Complex," she claims, that now wields decisive political and economic power, and provides ideological cover for the dismantling of the Nehru-era state-dominated economy. According to this new logic, India's rapid economic growth is attributable to a…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication date: 10/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Introduction to the Monthly Review Press Edition
Introduction to the First Edition: God and Globalization in India
India and the Global Economy: A Very Brief Introduction
The Rush Hour of the Gods: Globalization and Middle-Class Religiosity
The State-Temple-Corporate Complex and the Banality of Hindu Nationalism How We See Ourselves
Rethinking Secularization (with India in Mind)
Bibliographic Essay