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Official Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Majoritarian Citizen Making: The Formation of the Postcolonial Policy Frame

Narendra Subramanian

in Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the formation of the Indian state's approach to personal law in the first postcolonial decade. Policy makers maintained distinct personal laws, changed Hindu law alone although ... More


The Age and its Women

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter offers an overview of nineteenth century Bengali society, and the prevailing condition of women, both Hindu and Muslim. Dual standards of morality—a differential code of behaviour ... More


Hindu Law Reforms—Stilted Efforts at Gender Justice

Flavia Agnes

in Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655247
eISBN:
9780199081189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines Hindu law reforms aimed at promoting gender justice in India during the post-independence period. It suggests that though the reformed Hindu law is projected as the ideal piece ... More


Of Faith and Commitment: Christian Conversion in Muslim Java

Robert W. Hefner

in Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520078352
eISBN:
9780520912564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520078352.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the history of East Javanese conversion, striving to determine why people converted in some areas but not in others. It also investigates more closely the forces promoting the ... More


Religious Toleration in British India

Jakob De Roover

in Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460977
eISBN:
9780199086313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460977.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks into the toleration policies of the East India Company and the colonial state in British India. The first section examines the British policy of tolerating controversial practices ... More


Yogaphobia and Hindu Origins

Andrea R. Jain

in Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199390236
eISBN:
9780199390274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390236.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A growing movement courts fear of the popularization of modern yoga, warning that yoga is essentially Hindu. Some Christians, whose position is identified as the Christian yogaphobic position, warn ... More


Reviving and Reforming Calcutta’s Hindu Past

Deonnie Moodie

in The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kalighat and Kolkata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190885267
eISBN:
9780190885298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885267.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In their English- and Bengali-language journal articles and books, middle-class Bengali Hindu authors at the turn of the twentieth century lifted Kālīghāṭ out of the realm of mythology and ... More


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