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The Nationalization Of Hindu Traditions: Bhāratendu Hariśchandra And Nineteenth Century Banaras Vasudha Dalmia

The Nationalization Of Hindu Traditions: Bhāratendu Hariśchandra And Nineteenth Century Banaras

Vasudha Dalmia

Published May 8th 1997
ISBN : 9780195639612
Hardcover
504 pages
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 About the Book 

This volume studies how a dominant strand of Hinduism in north India--the tradition which uses and misuses the slogan Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan--came into being in the late nineteenth century. It examines the life and writings of one major Hindi writer of the nineteenth century--the playwright, journalist, and polemicist Bharatendu Harishchandra (often called the Father of Modern Hindi)--as its focal point for an analysis of some of the vital cultural processes through which modern north India came to be formed.