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- DescriptionExamines religious conversion. This book argues that conversion is an interpretive act that belongs in the realm of cultural criticism. It examines key moments in colonial and postcolonial history to show how conversion questions the limitations of secular ideologies, particularly the discourse of rights central to the British empire.
- Author BiographyGauri Viswanathan is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She is the author of Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India.
- PrizesWinner of Harry Levin Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association 1999 (United States) and James Russell Lowell Prize of the Modern Language Association 1999 (United States) and Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize of the South Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies 2000 (United States).
- Author(s)Gauri Viswanathan
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication11/05/1998
- GenreReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note1 table 5 halftones
- Weight510 g
- Width197 mm
- Height254 mm
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