Dharma and Ethics 2011: audio files

Several moments of the Fifth Conference of Dharma & Ethics are available on youtube. You can access them here: Introduction to Dharma & Ethics (4 files) Prof. Balagangadhara on Secularisation (3 files) Prof. Balagangadhara responds Jakob De Roover on Secularisation (3 files) Jakob De Roover responds go to the link of the recordings here

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The Colonial Construction of What?

This book critically assesses recent debates about the colonial construction of Hinduism. Increasingly scholars have come to realise that the dominant understanding of Indian culture and its traditions is unsatisfactory. According to the classical paradigm, Hindu traditions are conceptualized as features of a religion with distinct beliefs, doctrines, sacred laws and holy texts. Today, however, […]

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Colonialism and its Impact on India: A Critique of Pollock Hypothesis

This paper attempts to develop a systematic critique of Sheldon Pollock’s massive and important work on South Asian cultures. It argues that the absence of a theory of cultural difference undercuts some of the important insights Pollock’s work offers about pre-modern South Asian culture. It also claims that the changes brought about by colonialism, without an […]

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