Aryans, Jews, Brahmins
Theorizing Authority through Myths of Identity
(Tankobon Softcover)

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Aryans, Jews, Brahmins unmasks fictions about race, caste and origins and tells us how our fractured present consists of competing pasts.

Comparatist scholar Dorothy Figueira examines the works of European (Voltaire, Schlegel, Max Müller, Nietzsche) and Indian (Rammohan Roy, Dayananda Saraswati, Tilak, Vivekananda) thinkers who built an ideology of the Aryan out of mis-readings of “Aryan” texts, starting with the Veda. In both the East and the West, the search for “original” India became bound up with a search for a superior race living in an unchanging utopian past. Figueira then looks with hope to Phule and Ambedkar who subverted this ‘nationalist’ script in their portrait of the anti-Aryan.

As the Aryan myth is resuscitated today in the service of Hindu revival, this work of impeccable scholarship assumes urgency.

‘Figueira’s well-researched inquiry of the Aryan myth goes far in framing the political psychology of today’—Outlook

‘The book is pertinent both to the continuing historical debate about the Aryans and to current politics in India’—Romila Thapar

‘Figueira also studies alternatives to these myths … among dalit intellectuals whose endeavors are rarely understood or acknowledged adequately in historical scholarship’—Tanika Sarkar

AuthorDorothy M. Figueira
BindingTankobon Softcover
EAN9788189059712
ISBN8189059718
Height40 mm
Length850 mm
Width550 mm
Weight49 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages223
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2015
PublisherNavayana
StudioNavayana
Sales Rank9014

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