Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

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Oxford University Press, Nov 22, 2011 - Religion - 380 pages
India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Johannes Quack challenges this representation through an examination of the contemporary Indian rationalist organizations: groups who affirm the values and attitudes of atheism, humanism, or free-thinking.
 

Contents

Introduction
3
Object of Inquiry Indian Rationalists Modes of Unbelief and Disenchantment
7
History Roots of Organized Rationalism in India
47
Ethnography Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti ANiS
107
Theory The Mode of Unbelief of ANiS
271
References
313
Appendixes
335
Index
355
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Johannes Quack studied Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Anthropology at the Universities of Bayreuth, Edinburgh, and Heidelberg. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence Asia & Europe, Heidelberg University and is currently research fellow at McGill University, Montreal.

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