Swami Vivekananda: and the Modernization of Hinduism (SOAS Studies on South Asia)

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9780195640120: Swami Vivekananda: and the Modernization of Hinduism (SOAS Studies on South Asia)
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This collection gives new depth to our understanding of the aims and achievements of Swami Vivekananda. It shows how modernizing trends in Indian society wrestled with traditional features of Hinduism such as caste and links his religious and social ideals to thinkers and theologians in the West.

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Dr Radice teaches Bengali at the School of Oriental and African Studies

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`a timely set of 14 articles ... does a marvellous job ... there is much to admire in these essays and little to criticize ... this is the kind of book that makes one proud to be an intellectual.'
Jeffrey J Kripal, Bulletin of the SOAS 62:3 1999

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