India through the eyes of Europe – Indie očima Evropy

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Religionistika_vzor obalka_v2.inddThe main thesis of publication of Martin Farek’s assertion is that although the Orientalist academic study or investigation presents a seemingly unbiased, objective interpretation even Indian traditions, in fact, the deformed images referring primarily to their own European culture researchers. Conceptualization of religion in Europe is a key topic of discussion for centuries, and especially this lens is still viewed India. The theoretical framework for the analysis of religion, however, remain implicit basis of Christian thought. After a thorough investigation shows the extent to which Orientalism and other humanities are still affected by the originally theological framework. The author builds its analysis on the current international debate and work of renowned scholars, especially nFárkova study presents the results of original research into several key themes: the problems with the interpretation of Indian traditions as religious, which gave rise to the so-called. Hinduism, Buddhism and others. A striking theme is also Europe’s handling of Indian history, which is reflected in the unfinished debate about whether Indians originally should or should not historical consciousness. The author also brings new impulses from akutální international debate theories about the coming of the Aryans in India. It is also questionable interpretations of the works of significant reformer Rámmóhana Paradise. Work is stimulating and certainly provocative studies in Indology, religious scholars, theologians, historians but also anthropologists and those interested in the history of thought.

English translation to be expected in the beginning of 2016.

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Publisher:Charles University Press (Karolinum)
Details:Number Of Pages - 234

I S B N - 978-80-246-2494
Publication Category:Book
Language:Czech
Publication Date/Year:2014
Focus Domain:Social sciences and humanities
Author Name:S.N. Balagangadhara, , ,
Keywords:Secularism test 1802, Health care, Law, Management, Higher Education India, Orientalism, Caste system, Colonial consciousness, Social Science, Moral theories, Happiness, Liberalism, Colonialism, Tolerance, Tradition, Western, Bhakti tradition, Hinduism, Social reform, Rituals, education