Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation

@inproceedings{Mandair2009ReligionAT,
  title={Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation},
  author={Arvind-pal Singh Mandair},
  year={2009}
}
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I. "Indian Religions" and Western Thought1. Mono-theo-lingualism: Religion, Language, and Subjectivity in Colonial North India2. Hegel and the Comparative Imaginary of the West Part II. Theology as Cultural Translation3. Sikhism and the Politics of Religion-Making 4. Violence, Mysticism, and the Capture of SubjectivityPart III. Postcolonial Exits5. Ideologies of Sacred Sound6. Decolonizing Postsecular TheoryEpilogueGlossary of Indic TermsNotesIndex 
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