The British Discovery of Hinduism in the Eighteenth Century
Edited by Prof. P. J. Marshall
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British Discovery of Hinduism in the Eighteenth Century by Prof. P. J. Marshall
Book DescriptionOne of the incidental consequences of the success of British arms in eighteenth-century India was the appearance of a number of publications which reflect the intense curiosity of contemporary Europeans about strange peoples, their manners and religions. Of the three principal religions of India, Hinduism attracted the most attention. European contact with Islam was several centuries old, while few travellers could identify Buddhism with any certainty. This book reprints some of the most significant English contributions to the early European understanding of Hinduism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521092968
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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