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By Jyotirmaya Sharma

during this 3rd installment of his finished background of “India’s faith” and reappraisal of Hindu identification, Professor Jyotirmaya Sharma deals an interesting portrait of Swami Vivekananda and his dating along with his guru, the mythical Ramakrishna. Sharma’s paintings specializes in Vivekananda’s reinterpretation and formula of numerous 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 exchange religions and heterodox ideals. In doing so, Professor Sharma presents readers with an incisive entryway into nineteenth- and twentieth-century Indian background and the increase of Hindutva, the Hindu nationalist movement.

Sharma’s illuminating narrative is a wonderful reexamination of 1 of India’s such a lot arguable non secular figures and a desirable learn of the symbiosis of Indian heritage, faith, politics, and nationwide identity. It is a vital tale for an individual attracted to the evolution of 1 of the world’s nice religions and its function in shaping modern India.

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