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By Peter Gottschalk

Wondering the normal depiction of India as a state divided among non secular groups, Gottschalk indicates that folks residing in India have a number of identities, a few of which reduce throughout spiritual barriers. The tales narrated by way of villagers dwelling within the northern nation of Bihar depict daily social interactions that go beyond the easy divide of Hindu and Muslim.

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Children study “ancient” (pracin), “middle period” (madhya kalin), and “modern” (adhunik) Indian history in standards VI, VII, and VIII, respectively. The textbook Sabhyata ka Itihas (History of Civilization) which the students study in standards IX and X reflect this time frame on a global level (see Appendix). The British used religion as a primary criterion for the categorization not only of time but also of society. , when asked, they told us they read these texts). The British Orientalists of South 66.

David N. Lorenzen, Kabir Legends and Ananta-das’s Kabir Parachai. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991, p. 18. 40. Hess, p. 42. 41. Nirmal Dass, trans. Songs of Kabir from the Adi Granth. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991, p. 155. Multiple Identities, Singular Representations 21 through heartfelt devotion. The experience of this inner existential reality demonstrated the insignificance of external religious association. Kabir says, plunge into Ram! There: no Hindu. 42 Further, Kabir used his typically outrageous language aggressively to kick out the very props by which some “Hindus” and “Turks” sought to set up their platform of exclusivist truth claims, whether texts, beliefs, or practices.

Nirmal Dass, trans. Songs of Kabir from the Adi Granth. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991, p. 155. Multiple Identities, Singular Representations 21 through heartfelt devotion. The experience of this inner existential reality demonstrated the insignificance of external religious association. Kabir says, plunge into Ram! There: no Hindu. 42 Further, Kabir used his typically outrageous language aggressively to kick out the very props by which some “Hindus” and “Turks” sought to set up their platform of exclusivist truth claims, whether texts, beliefs, or practices.

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