Religious Nationalism: Hindus and Muslims in India

  title={Religious Nationalism: Hindus and Muslims in India},
  author={Peter Van der Veer},
  • P. Veer
  • Published 1 February 1994
  • Art
Religious nationalism is a subject of critical importance in much of the world today. Peter van der Veer's timely study on the relationship between religion and politics in India goes well beyond other books on this subject. He brings together several disciplines - anthropology, history, social theory, literary studies - to show how Indian religious identities have been shaped by pilgrimage, migration, language development, and more recently, print and visual media. Van der Veer's central focus… 
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