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Author Salmond, Noel.

Title Hindu Iconoclasts [electronic resource] : Rammohun Roy, Dayananda Sarasvati, and Nineteenth-Century Polemics against Idolatry.

Imprint Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (187 pages)
Summary Why, Salmond asks, would nineteenth-century Hindus who come from an iconic religious tradition voice a kind of invective one might expect from Hebrew prophets, Muslim iconoclasts, or Calvinists? Rammohun was a wealthy Bengali, intimately associated with the British Raj and familiar with European languages, religion, and currents of thought. Dayananda was an itinerant Gujarati ascetic who did not speak English and was not integrated into the culture of the colonizers. Salmond's examination of Dayananda after Rammohun complicates the easy assumption that nineteenth-century Hindu iconoclasm is.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Note on Orthography; Introduction: Hindu Iconoclasts: An Anomaly?; One: History of Image-Worship in India; Two: Rammohun Roy; Three: Dayananda Sarasvati; Four: Rammohun and Dayananda; Five: Hindu Iconoclasm: Cross-Cultural Dimensions?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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Subject Rammohun Roy, Raja, 1772?-1833.
Dayananda Sarasvati, Swami, 1824-1883.
Idols and images -- India -- Worship.
Hinduism -- Controversial literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Salmond, Noel. Hindu Iconoclasts : Rammohun Roy, Dayananda Sarasvati, and Nineteenth-Century Polemics against Idolatry. Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2006 9780889204195
ISBN 9781554581283 (electronic bk.)
1554581281 (electronic bk.)