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Imperial Encounters:
Religion and Modernity in India and Britain
Peter van der Veer

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Acknowledgments ix
INTRODUCTION 3

CHAPTER ONE Secularity and Religion 14
The Separation of Church and State 16
Religion 24
Concluding Remarks 28

CHAPTER TWO The Moral State: Religion, Nation, and Empire 30
The Moral State in Britain 34
The Colonial Mission in India 41
Concluding Remarks 53

CHAPTER THREE The Spirits of the Age: Spiritualism and Political Radicalism 55
British Spirits 58
India's Spiritual Heritage 66
Concluding Remarks 77

CHAPTER FOUR Moral Muscle: Masculinity and Its Religious Uses 83
Muscular Christianity 85
Hindustani Honor 94
The Internal Enemy 101
Concluding Remarks 104

CHAPTER FIVE Monumental Texts: Orientalism and the Critical Edition of India's National Heritage 106
Müller's Science 107
India's Adoption of German Wissenschaft 116
Texts and the Nationalist Imaginaire 122
Speaking, Writing, Watching 129
Concluding Remarks 131

CHAPTER SIX Aryan Origins 134
The Aryan Myth 136
From Language to Skulls 144
Race, Class and Criminality 150
Concluding Remarks 155

Conclusion 158
Notes 161
Bibliography 179
Index 191

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