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Description - Political Hinduism by Vinay Lal

This volume addresses issues of tremendous topical relevance: the transmission of Hinduism to the United States, Gandhi's religious politics and secularism, analysis of 'Vande Mataram' and its immensely rich history, popular patriotism in Hindi cinema, and much more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198064183
ISBN-10: 0198064187
Format: Hardback
(225mm x 146mm x 19mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: OUP India
Publisher: OUP India
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: India

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Author Biography - Vinay Lal

Vinay Lal is Associate Professor of history at UCLA since 1993, and Director of the University of California Education Abroad Program (India), 2007?9. His previous books include Empire of Knowledge: Culture and Plurality in the Global Economy (Pluto Press, 2002); The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India (OUP, 2003); Of Cricket, Guinness and Gandhi: Essays on Indian History and Culture (Penguin, 2005); Introducing Hinduism (Icon Books, 2005); and The Other Indians: A Political and Cultural History of South Asians in America (HarperCollins, 2008). He has also co-edited (with Ashis Nandy) Fingerprinting Popular Culture: The Mythic and the Iconic in Indian Cinema (OUP, 2006).

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