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Author Nicholson, Andrew J

Title Unifying Hinduism : philosophy and identity in Indian intellectual history / Andrew J. Nicholson

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Columbia University Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  BL1150 .N53 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  BL1150 .N53 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 266 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series South Asia across the disciplines
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Drawing on the writings of philosophers from late medieval and early modern traditions, including Vijnanabhiksu, Madhava, and Madhusudana Sarasvati, Nicholson shows how influential thinkers portrayed Vedanta philosophy as the ultimate unifier of diverse belief systems. This project paved the way for the work of later Hindu reformers, such as Vivekananda, Radhakrishnan, and Gandhi, whose teachings promoted the notion that all world religions belong to a single spiritual unity. In his study, Nicholson also critiques the way in which Eurocentric concepts--like monism and dualism, idealism and realism, theism and atheism, and orthodoxy and heterodoxy--have come to dominate modern discourses on Indian philosophy
LC subject Hinduism -- History
India -- Intellectual life
ISBN 9780231149860 (cloth)
0231149867 (cloth)
9780231526425 (ebook)
0231526423 (ebook)