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The nationalization of Hindu traditions : Bhāratendu Hariśchandra and nineteenth-century Banaras /
Vasudha Dalmia.
imprint
Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
description
xii, 490 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0195648560
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imprint
Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
isbn
0195648560
catalogue key
3075733
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [440]-466) and index.
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Summaries
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Dalmia studies how a dominant strand of Hinduism in north India - the tradition that uses and misuses the slogan 'Hindi Hindu Hindustan' - came into being in the late 19th century, through an analysis of the life and writings of Harishchandra.
Long Description
This volume studies how a dominant strand of Hinduism in north India--the tradition which uses and misuses the slogan "Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan"--came into being in the late nineteenth century. It examines the life and writings of one major Hindi writer of the nineteenth century--the playwright, journalist, and polemicist Bharatendu Harishchandra (often called the "Father of Modern Hindi")--as its focal point for an analysis of some of the vital cultural processes through which modern north India came to be formed.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Constituting Tradition in Colonial India: Hindi, Hindu, Hindustanp. 21
The Holy City as the Source of 'Traditional' Authority and the House of Harischandrap. 50
Hindi as the National Language of the Hindusp. 146
The National Identity of the Hindus and the Emergence of Hindi Literature: The Periodicals as a Discursive Spherep. 222
'The Only Real Religion of the Hindus'p. 338
Conclusionp. 430
Bibliographyp. 440
Indexp. 467
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