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ANiS in Context

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides a description of the criticism and socio-political context of ANiS within Maharashtra. It briefly outlines why rationalism is rejected as a “Western” import from post-colonial ... More


Impact of ANiS

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter addresses the complex question of how the possible impact of ANiS could be assessed. It argues that an initial important effect of ANIS meetings and programmes is that on it's own ... More


Possession and the Antisuperstition Law in Maharashtra: An Actors’ Perspective on Modernization and Disenchantment

Johannes Quack

in The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275747
eISBN:
9780190275778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275747.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes and analyzes how activists of the Indian rationalist movement promote a strict separation between medical, legal, and religious social spheres, and try to “modernize” India by ... More


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