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By Jyotirmaya Sharma

during this 3rd installment of his entire historical past of “India’s faith” and reappraisal of Hindu id, Professor Jyotirmaya Sharma bargains an enticing portrait of Swami Vivekananda and his dating together with his guru, the mythical Ramakrishna. Sharma’s paintings specializes in Vivekananda’s reinterpretation and formula of various Indian religious and mystical traditions and practices as “Hinduism” and the way it served to create, distort, and justify a countrywide self-image. the writer examines questions of caste and the primacy of the West in Vivekananda’s imaginative and prescient, in addition to the systematic marginalization of trade religions and heterodox ideals. In doing so, Professor Sharma presents readers with an incisive entryway into nineteenth- and twentieth-century Indian historical past and the increase of Hindutva, the Hindu nationalist movement.
 

Sharma’s illuminating narrative is a wonderful reexamination of 1 of India’s so much arguable spiritual figures and a desirable research of the symbiosis of Indian background, faith, politics, and nationwide identity. It is an important tale for a person drawn to the evolution of 1 of the world’s nice religions and its position in shaping modern India.

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