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Author Altman, Michael J., 1984- author.

Title Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu : American representations of India, 1721-1893 / Michael J. Altman.

Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.


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Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Notes Previously issued in print: 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 'Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu' is a groundbreaking analysis of American representations of religion in India before the turn of the twentieth century. Before Americans wrote about 'Hinduism', they wrote about 'heathenism', 'the religion of the Hindoos', and 'Brahmanism'. Americans used the heathen, Hindoo, and Hindu as an other against which they represented themselves. The questions of American identity, classification, representation and the definition of 'religion' that animated descriptions of heathens, Hindoos, and Hindus in the past still animate American debates today.
Audience Specialized.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 19, 2017).
Subject Hinduism -- India.
Americans -- Attitudes.
India -- Religion -- Public opinion.
ISBN 9780190654955 (ebook) : No price