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dc.contributor.authorBarua, Ankur
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-17T12:39:24Z
dc.date.available2016-11-17T12:39:24Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-21
dc.identifier.issn2159-6808
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/261187
dc.descriptionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Academic Publishing via https://doi.org/10.5840/jrv201742036.
dc.description.abstractA study of Hindu engagements with violence which have been structured by scriptural themes reveals that violence has been regulated, enacted, resisted, negated or denied in complex ways. Disputes based on Vedic orthodoxy were channelled, in classical India, through the mythical frameworks of gods clashing with demons, and later in the medieval centuries this template was extended to the Muslim foreigners who threatened the Brahmanical socio-religious orders. In the modern period, the electoral mechanisms of colonial modernity spurred Hindu anxieties about a weakened nation which would die out in the face of Muslim solidarity, and various Hindu organizations began to increasingly draw on motifs from the Vedas, $\textit{Bhagavad-gītā}$, and other texts to speak of a martial Hindu nation. These two moments—the articulation of the boundaries of the robust Hindu nation and the projection of the Muslim as the enemy lurking at the gates—have been integral to the shaping of Hindu cultural nationalism by several key thinkers and political activists. Thus, the forms of violence associated with Hindu universes should be placed within their dynamic socio-historical contexts where Hindus have interpreted, engaged with, and acted on a range of scriptural texts both to generate violent solidarities and to speak of peace. A study of these phenomena alongside some Christian theological attempts to legitimize, valorize or transcend violence from within scriptural horizons points to the complex conceptual terrain encompassed by the conjunction in “religion and violence.”
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherPhilosophy Documentation Center
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.rights.urihttps://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved/
dc.subjectreligious violence
dc.subjectcrusades
dc.subjectVedas
dc.subject$\textit{Purāṇas}$
dc.subjectVedānta
dc.subjectpolitical Hinduism
dc.titleEncountering Violence in Hindu Universes
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage78
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameJournal of Religion and Violence
prism.startingPage49
prism.volume5
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.6356
pubs.declined2017-10-11T13:54:41.586+0100
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-09-21
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.5840/jrv201742036
rioxxterms.versionAM
dc.contributor.orcidBarua, Ankur [0000-0003-1202-0095]
cam.issuedOnline2017


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