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Bibliography on Colonialism and Religion (especially Hinduism)


Contributed by Robert A. Yelle, University of Memphis

Don Baker, “World Religions and National States: Competing Claims in East Asia,” in Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and James Piscatori, eds., Transnational Religion & Fading States (Boulder: Westview Press, 1997).

David Chidester, Savage Systems (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1996), Introduction and first chapter.

David Chidester, "Colonialism," in Willi Braun and Russell McCutcheon, eds., Guide to the Study of Religion (New York: Continuum, 2000).

Norman Daniel, Islam and the West: The Making of an Image (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960).

Nicholas B. Dirks, “Coda: The Burden of the Past: On Colonialism and the
Writing of History" in Castes of Mind (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001).

Wilhelm Halbfass, India and Europe (Albany: SUNY Press, 1988), last chapter.

John S. Hawley, "Naming Hinduism," Wilson Quarterly 15, No. 3 (Summer 1991), 20.

Marshall Hodgson, "The Great Western Transmutation," in The Venture of Islam, Vol. 3 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974).

Ronald Inden, Imagining India (Oxford: Blackwell, 1990), Ch. 3 "Hinduism: The Mind of

Martha Kaplan, Neither Cargo Nor Cult (Durham: Duke University Press, 1995).

Richard King, Orientalism and Religion: Postcolonial Theory, India, and “the Mystic East” (London and New York: Routledge, 1999).

Jack Llewellyn, Defining Hinduism: A Reader (London and New York: Routledge, 2005).

Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, eds., "Studying Hinduism : Key Concepts and Methods" (London and New York : Routledge, 2008).

Brian K. Pennington, Was Hinduism Invented? (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Gauri Viswanathan, "Colonialism and the Construction of Hinduism," in Gavin Flood, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003)


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