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A Singular Species of Despotism

J. Barton Scott

in Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In his History of British India (1817), James Mill described Hindu priests as exercising a “singular species of despotism” over their followers. Here, it is argued that this claim and others like it ... More


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