ERROR LOADING HTML FROM SOURCE (http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu//design/skins/UFDC/html/header_item.html)

The External Hindoo

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003962/00001

Material Information

Title: The External Hindoo A History of the Construction of Hindu Identity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Lysinger, Jaclyn
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Hinduism
Identity Construction
Hindu Nationalism
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Although many attempts have been made to define Hinduism, the results are largely unsatisfactory. The definitions prove to be too vague and all-inclusive or too narrow in scope, thereby neglecting the great variety of Hindu practices. However, even though there is no accepted definition of what Hinduism is, popular and academic usage of the term often implies that it is a single, definable entity, and also projects this idea of Hinduism into the past, thereby essentializing it, rather than allowing it to be understood as a construction. By looking at Hinduism as a construct, efforts can be made towards breaking down rigid and divisive religious identities which have been created by certain militant Hindu nationalist groups in their attempt to establish India as a Hindu country. Many scholars choose to focus on one period in the formation of Hindu identity, but this thesis uses a broad historical approach in looking at how early Brahmanism, the Islamic period, Orientalism, Imperialism, and Hindu Nationalism have all played a role in creating the modern-day idea of Hinduism.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jaclyn Lysinger
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Newman, John

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 L99
System ID: NCFE003962:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003962/00001

Material Information

Title: The External Hindoo A History of the Construction of Hindu Identity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Lysinger, Jaclyn
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Hinduism
Identity Construction
Hindu Nationalism
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Although many attempts have been made to define Hinduism, the results are largely unsatisfactory. The definitions prove to be too vague and all-inclusive or too narrow in scope, thereby neglecting the great variety of Hindu practices. However, even though there is no accepted definition of what Hinduism is, popular and academic usage of the term often implies that it is a single, definable entity, and also projects this idea of Hinduism into the past, thereby essentializing it, rather than allowing it to be understood as a construction. By looking at Hinduism as a construct, efforts can be made towards breaking down rigid and divisive religious identities which have been created by certain militant Hindu nationalist groups in their attempt to establish India as a Hindu country. Many scholars choose to focus on one period in the formation of Hindu identity, but this thesis uses a broad historical approach in looking at how early Brahmanism, the Islamic period, Orientalism, Imperialism, and Hindu Nationalism have all played a role in creating the modern-day idea of Hinduism.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jaclyn Lysinger
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Newman, John

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 L99
System ID: NCFE003962:00001

ERROR LOADING HTML FROM SOURCE (http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu//design/skins/UFDC/html/footer_item.html)