Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu : American representations of India, 1721-1893 / Michael J. Altman
- Altman, Michael J., 1984-
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Heathens and Hindoos in Early America -- 2.Missionaries, Unitarians, and Raja Rammohun Roy -- 3.Hindoo Religion in American National Culture -- 4.Transcendentalism, Brahmanism, and Universal Religion -- 5.The Theosophical Quest for Occult Power -- 6.Putting the "Religions" in the Worlds Parliament of Religions.
- 'Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu' is a groundbreaking analysis of American representations of religion in India before the turn of the twentieth century. Before Americans wrote about 'Hinduism', they wrote about 'heathenism', 'the religion of the Hindoos', and 'Brahmanism'. Americans used the heathen, Hindoo, and Hindu as an other against which they represented themselves. The questions of American identity, classification, representation and the definition of 'religion' that animated descriptions of heathens, Hindoos, and Hindus in the past still animate American debates today.
- 9780190654955 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Previously issued in print: 2017.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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