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The making of a modern temple and a Hindu city : Kālīghāṭ and Kolkata / Deonnie Moodie.

Author/creator Moodie, Deonnie, 1981- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Descriptionxv, 217 pages ; 25 cm
Contents The temples of modern India -- Reviving and reforming Calcutta's Hindu past -- A religious institution goes public -- Sacred space becomes public space -- Resisting middle class modernizing projects -- Bourgeoisifying Hinduisms and Hinduizing cities.
Abstract "Middle-class Hindus have worked to modernize Kālīghāṭ - the most famous Hindu temple in Kolkata - over the past long century. Rather than being rejected with the onslaught of European modernity, the temple became a facet through which Hindus could produce and publicize their modernity, as well as their cities' and their nation's"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Moodie, Deonnie, 1981- author. Making of a modern temple and a Hindu city New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] 9780190885274
LCCN 2018015454
ISBN0190885262 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book content

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