Religion, Science, and Empire: Classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India

3.25 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780195393019: Religion, Science, and Empire: Classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Peter Gottschalk offers a compelling study of how, through the British implementation of scientific taxonomy in the subcontinent, Britons and Indians identified an inherent divide between mutually antagonistic religious communities.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

This is a remarkable book which greatly expands our knowledge of the processes which went into making British representations of India. It is a formidable achievement. (Francis Robinson, The Times Literary Supplement)

About the Author:

Professor and Chair, Department of Religion, Wesleyan University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Peter Gottschalk
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195393015 ISBN 13: 9780195393019
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Vikram Jain Books
(New Delhi, India)

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Peter Gottschalk offers a compelling study of how, through the British implementation of scientific taxonomy in the subcontinent, Britons and Indians identified an inherent divide between mutually antagonistic religious communities. England's ascent to power coincided with the rise of empirical science as an authoritative way of knowing not only the natural world, but the human one as well. The British scientific passion for classification, combined with the Christian impulse to differentiate people according to religion, led to a designation of Indians as either Hindu or Muslim according to rigidly defined criteria that paralleled classification in botanical and zoological taxonomies. Through an historical and ethnographic study of the north Indian village of Chainpur, Gottschalk shows that the Britons' presumed categories did not necessarily reflect the Indians' concepts of their own identities, though many Indians came to embrace this scientism and gradually accepted the categories the British instituted through projects like the Census of India, the Archaeological Survey of India, and the India Museum. Today's propogators of Hindu-Muslim violence often cite scientistic formulations of difference that descend directly from the categories introduced by imperial Britain. Religion, Science, and Empire will be a valuable resource to anyone interested in the colonial and postcolonial history of religion in India. Salient Features Provides a new, grassroots examination of the British and Indian construction of Hindu-Muslim difference Demonstrates how disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, and demographics have portrayed Indians as an inherently religious people Shows how these how these disciplines and their religious categorization of Indians relied upon both Christian and scientific forms of classification Table of Contents Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Glossaries Note on Transliteration Foreword by Peter Lake Introduction Chapter One: Religion, Science, and Scientism Chapter Two: Cartography, the Ideal of Science, and the Place of Religion First Interlude: The Dynamics of Comparison and Classification Chapter Three: Christocentric Travel Writing: Dynamics of Comparison and Classification Second Interlude: The Five Modes of Comparison Chapter Four: Humanist Travel Writing: Ascent of Empiricism and the On the Spot Third Interlude: Classification in the Natural Sciences Chapter Five: Categories to Count On: Religion and Caste in the Census Chapter Six: A Raja, a Ghost, and a Tribe: Studies in Ethnology, Folklore, and Religion Chapter Seven: Popularizing Chainpur's Past: Archaeology in Place and in Museums Chapter Eight: Chainpur Today Conclusion Appendices Notes Index Printed Pages: 416. Size: 16 x 24 Cm. Seller Inventory # 037684

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
48.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.12
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Peter Gottschalk
Published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India (2013)
ISBN 10: 0195393015 ISBN 13: 9780195393019
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Sanctum Books
(New Delhi, India)

Book Description Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Peter Gottschalk offers a compelling study of how, through the British implementation of scientific taxonomy in the subcontinent, Britons and Indians identified an inherent divide between mutually antagonistic religious communities. England's ascent to power coincided with the rise of empirical science as an authoritative way of knowing not only the natural world, but the human one as well. The British scientific passion for classification, combined with the Christian impulse to differentiate people according to religion, led to a designation of Indians as either Hindu or Muslim according to rigidly defined criteria that paralleled classification in botanical and zoological taxonomies. Through an historical and ethnographic study of the north Indian village of Chainpur, Gottschalk shows that the Britons' presumed categories did not necessarily reflect the Indians' concepts of their own identities, though many Indians came to embrace this scientism and gradually accepted the categories the British instituted through projects like the Census of India, the Archaeological Survey of India, and the India Museum. Today's propogators of Hindu-Muslim violence often cite scientistic formulations of difference that descend directly from the categories introduced by imperial Britain. Religion, Science, and Empire will be a valuable resource to anyone interested in the colonial and postcolonial history of religion in India. Printed Pages: 416. Size: 16.5 x 24.5 Cm. Seller Inventory # 037948

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
48.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.12
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Peter Gottschalk
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0195393015 ISBN 13: 9780195393019
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Peter Gottschalk offers a compelling study of how, through the British implementation of scientific taxonomy in the subcontinent, Britons and Indians identified an inherent divide between mutually antagonistic religious communities. England's ascent to power coincided with the rise of empirical science as an authoritative way of knowing not only the natural world, but the human one as well. The British scientific passion for classification, combined with the Christian impulse to differentiate people according to religion, led to a designation of Indians as either Hindu or Muslim according to rigidly defined criteria that paralleled classification in botanical and zoological taxonomies. Through an historical and ethnographic study of the north Indian village of Chainpur, Gottschalk shows that the Britons' presumed categories did not necessarily reflect the Indians' concepts of their own identities, though many Indians came to embrace this scientism and gradually accepted the categories the British instituted through projects like the Census of India, the Archaeological Survey of India, and the India Museum. Today's propogators of Hindu-Muslim violence often cite scientisticformulations of difference that descend directly from the categories introduced by imperial Britain.Religion, Science, and Empire will be a valuable resource to anyone interested in the colonial and postcolonial history of religion in India. Seller Inventory # LHB9780195393019

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
63.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Peter Gottschalk
Published by Oxford University Press OUP
ISBN 10: 0195393015 ISBN 13: 9780195393019
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books Puddle
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press OUP. Condition: New. pp. 448. Seller Inventory # 2637461674

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
67.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.15
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Gottschalk, Peter
Published by OUP USA (2012)
ISBN 10: 0195393015 ISBN 13: 9780195393019
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description OUP USA, 2012. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780195393019

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
77.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Gottschalk Peter
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195393015 ISBN 13: 9780195393019
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press. Condition: New. pp. 448. Seller Inventory # 38543733

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
74.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Gottschalk, Peter
Published by Oxford University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0195393015 ISBN 13: 9780195393019
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780195393019_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
76.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Gottschalk, Peter
Published by OUP USA (2012)
ISBN 10: 0195393015 ISBN 13: 9780195393019
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description OUP USA, 2012. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780195393019

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
71.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Gottschalk, Peter
Published by Oxford University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0195393015 ISBN 13: 9780195393019
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
California Books
(MIAMI, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2012. Condition: New. This book is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # I-9780195393019

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
91.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

GOTTSCHALK, P.,
ISBN 10: 0195393015 ISBN 13: 9780195393019
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Scrinium Classical Antiquity
(Aalten, Netherlands)

Book Description Condition: New. Oxford University Press, 2012. 448p. Hardback. This is a remarkable book which greatly expands our knowledge of the processes which went into making British representations of India. It is a formidable achievement. Francis Robinson, The Times Literary Supplement 27/09/2013 (Publisher's information). Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Seller Inventory # 42512

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
81.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 20.05
From Netherlands to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds