Orientalism and Religion by Richard King
Post-Colonial Theory, India and "The Mystic East"

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Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies. Drawing on a variety of post-structuralist and post-colonial thinkers, such as Foucault, Gadamer, Said, and Spivak, King provides us with a challenging series of reflections on the nature of Religious Studies and Indology.
 

About Richard King

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Richard King has worked at the heart of the independent music industry for nearly twenty years. He is the co-editor of Loops, an occasional journal of long-form music writing published jointly by Faber & Domino Records. He has contributed to The Guardian, The Observer and many other publications. How Soon Is Now? is his first book.
 
Published April 3, 2013 by Routledge. 283 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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