The Nationalization of Hindu Traditions: Bhāratendu Hariśchandra and Nineteenth-century Banaras

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - History - 490 pages
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.

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Vasudha Dalmia is at University of California, Berkeley.

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