Becoming Hindus and Muslims: reading the cultural encounter in Bengal, 1342-1905 (some verses in Bengali)

Dey, Saumya

This book begins by interrogating the assumption that coherent religious identities emerged in the Indian subcontinent only in the nineteenth century, when the colonial state initiated the census and made it necessary for Indians determinately to identify themselves as Hindus or Muslims. The kavyas, thus, he argues, formed an emotional inheritance which impacted the literature and sense of hist...

Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers

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Title: Becoming Hindus and Muslims: reading the cultural encounter in Bengal, 1342-1905 (some verses in Bengali)

Author: Dey, Saumya

ISBN 13: 9788121512909

ISBN 10: 8121512905

Year: 2015

Pages etc.: xxxiv+280p., bib., ind., 23cm.

Binding: Hardbound

Place of publication: New Delhi

Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers

This book begins by interrogating the assumption that coherent religious identities emerged in the Indian subcontinent only in the nineteenth century, when the colonial state initiated the census and made it necessary for Indians determinately to identify themselves as Hindus or Muslims. The kavyas, thus, he argues, formed an emotional inheritance which impacted the literature and sense of history which emerged in colonial Bengal under European influence.

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Becoming Hindus and Muslims: reading the cultural encounter in Bengal, 1342-1905 (some verses in Bengali)
Author: Dey, Saumya
ISBN: 9788121512909
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