ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Impasses around Contemporary Hinduism

Hinduism’s structural tension between monotheism and polytheism is examined. The interweaving of polytheism and monotheism could be seen to constitute the more and less oppressive phases of Hinduism’s history. Three contemporary impasses have been examined: B R Ambedkar’s proposals to modernise Hinduism in Annihilation of Caste, Hindutva’s attempts to develop an authoritarian version of Hinduism, and Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd’s Post-Hindu India. A democratic politics needs to work with the contradictory practices that constitute Hinduism.



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Updated On : 26th Mar, 2019

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