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Published: 20 December 2012

448 Pages | 18 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780195393019

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Religion, Science, and Empire

Classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India

Peter Gottschalk

  • Provides a new, grassroots examination of the British and Indian construction of Hindu-Muslim difference
  • Demonstrates how disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, and demographics have portrayed Indians as an inherently religious people
  • Shows how these how these disciplines and their religious categorization of Indians relied upon both Christian and scientific forms of classification