Buddha, bhakti and superstition: a post‐secular reading of dalit conversion

  title={Buddha, bhakti and superstition: a post‐secular reading of dalit conversion},
  author={D. Ganguly},
  journal={Postcolonial Studies},
  pages={49 - 62}
  • D. Ganguly
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Sociology
  • Postcolonial Studies
This essay is an attempt to formulate ways of writing a revisionary ethnography of a religious conversion movement among a community of ex-untouchable castes, called Mahars in India, from the point of view of recent theoretical developments in the field of postcolonial studies. It can be read as a dialogue with that strand of postcolonial theory called ‘radical’ by Simon During, that seeks alternative ways of conceptualising modernity based on non-Western traditions and life-worlds, without… 
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