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Holy science : the biopolitics of Hindu nationalism / Banu Subramaniam.

Author/Creator:
Subramaniam, Banu, 1966- author.
Publication:
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2019]
Series:
Feminist technosciences
Feminist technosciences
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 290 pages ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Biopolitics -- India.
Hinduism and science -- India.
Hinduism and politics -- India.
Nationalism and science -- India.
Postcolonialism -- India.
India -- Politics and government -- 1947-
Biopolitics.
Hinduism and politics.
Hinduism and science.
Nationalism and science.
Politics and government.
Postcolonialism.
India.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General.
Summary:
"Subramaniam examines how science and religion have come together to propel a vision of the modern Indian nation, and in particular, a Hindu nationalist vision of India. Five illustrative cases of bionationalism animate this book: Hindu nationalist narratives of scientific development, colonial law and sexual politics in India, surrogacy and women's roles, the politics of caste and race in the language of genes and genomics, and the alignment of environmental scientists and religious activists. Subramaniam demonstrates that the politics of gender, race, class, caste, sexuality, and indigeneity are deeply implicated in the projects and narratives of the nation. At the same time, she seeks spaces of possibility and new narratives for planetary salvation that defy binary logics, incorporating science and religion, human and nonhuman, and nature and culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
In search of India: the inner lives of postcolonialism
Avatars for bionationalism: tales from (an)other enlightenment
Home and the world: the modern lives of the Vedic sciences
Colonial legacies, postcolonial biologies: the queer politics of (un)natural sex
Return of the native: nation, nature, and postcolonial environmentalism
Biocitizenship in neoliberal times: on the making of the Indian genome
Conceiving a Hindu nation: (re)making the Indian womb
Avatars for dreamers: narrative's seductive embrace
Notes on the mythopoeia
Finding India: the afterlives of colonialism.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Subramaniam, Banu, 1966- author. Holy science
ISBN:
9780295745589
0295745584
9780295745596
0295745592
OCLC:
1057762015
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