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A Freethinking Cultural Nationalist: A Life History of Rahul Sankrityayan

Alaka Atreya Chudal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466870
eISBN:
9780199087259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466870.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Vaishnava sadhu. Arya Samajist. Buddhist monk. Hindi nationalist. Communist. These are the identities Rahul Sankrityayan (1893–1963), born a sanātanī Brahmin, donned during the early 20th century. ... More


Buddhism: A Source of Indian Pride

Alaka Atreya Chudal

in A Freethinking Cultural Nationalist: A Life History of Rahul Sankrityayan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466870
eISBN:
9780199087259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466870.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter considers the second major turning in Rahul Sankritayayan’s life, the one connected with Buddhism. It discusses the meaning of Buddhism as he understood it. The sentiments aroused in him ... More


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