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Guru English:
South Asian Religion in a Cosmopolitan Language
Srinivas Aravamudan

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"Guru English is an innovative and insightful analysis of the language used during the last two centuries in the discourse on religion in South Asia. The genes of British English were mutated by Indian requirements and the resulting language was indispensable to the redefining of Hinduism. Processed through orientalism, colonialism, and nationalism, it is now moving towards cosmopolitanism and the diaspora. The new texture of this language bears the heightened imprint of cultural and political concerns."--Romila Thapar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

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