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Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Becoming Religious in a Secular Age by Mark Elmore
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Religion is often viewed as a universally ancient element of the human inheritance, but in the Western Himalayas the community of Himachal Pradesh discovered its religion only after India became an independent secular state. Based on extensive ethnographic and archival work, Becoming Religious in Secular Age tells the story of this discovery and how it transformed a community’s relations to its past and to its members, as well as to those outside the community. And, as Mark Elmore demonstrates, Himachali religion offers a unique opportunity to reimagine relations between religion and secularity. Elmore shows that modern secularity is not so much the eradication of religion as the very condition for its development. Showing us that to become a modern, ethical subject is to become religious, this book creatively augments our understanding of both religion and modernity.
University of California Press; July 2016
304 pages; ISBN 9780520964648
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Title: Becoming Religious in a Secular Age
Author: Mark Elmore
 
ISBNs
9780520290532
9780520964648