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Indian cosmopolitan alternatives: Ritual intersections and the proscription of religious offense

Project Member(s): Ghosh, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Research Council of Norway

Start year: 2014

Summary: This research project aims to put the current Eurocentric theorization of cosmopolitanism into sharp relief by examining how interfaith cohesion is promoted in India, one of the most successful multireligious states in the world. The project directs specific attention to (i) ritual intersections and (ii) the proscription of expressions that offend religious sentiments.

Publications:

Ghosh, D 2016, 'Burma–Bengal Crossings: Intercolonial Connections in Pre-Independence India', Asian Studies Review, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 156-172.
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Keywords: India, syncretism, cosmopolitanism, ritual intersections, proscription of expressions that offend religious sentiments

FOR Codes: Social and Cultural Anthropology, Religion and Society