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Religion, science, and empire : classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India / Peter Gottschalk.

Author/Creator:
Gottschalk, Peter, 1963-
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, [2013], ©2013.
Format/Description:
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xx, 421 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Subjects:
Religion and sociology -- India -- History.
Religion and science -- India -- History.
Religion and politics -- India -- History.
Chainpur (Bihar, India) -- Historiography.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
Contents:
Religion, science, and scientism
Cartography, the ideal of science, and the place of religion
First interlude : the dynamics of comparison and classification
Christocentric travel writing : dynamics of comparison and classification
Second interlude : the five modes of comparison
Humanist travel writing : ascent of empiricism and the on the spot
Third interlude : classification in the natural sciences
Categories to count on : religion and caste in the census
Raja, a ghost, and a tribe : studies in ethnology, folklore, and religion
Popularizing Chainpur's past: archaeology in place and in museums
Education : teaching scientism
Chainpur today.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780195393019 (alk. paper)
0195393015 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
780161469