- Author : Mark Elmore
- Publisher : Univ of California Press
- Release : 05 July 2016
- ISBN : 9780520290549
- Page : 292 pages
- Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters
Get a book entitled Becoming Religious in a Secular Age, was written by Mark Elmore and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 05 July 2016 with total pages 292. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. "Religion is commonly imagined as a timeless component of human inheritance, but in the Western Himalayas the community of Himachal Pradesh discovered their religion only after India became an independent secular state. Based on extensive ethnographic and archival work, Becoming Religious in a Secular Age narrates their discovery and the ways it transformed their relations to their pasts, to themselves, and to others. And as Mark Elmore demonstrates, Himachali religion offers a unique opportunity to reimagine relations between religion and secularity more generally. Tracing the emergence of religion as a widely accepted category, Elmore shows that modern secularity is not so much the eradication of religion as the very condition for its emergence. To become modern ethical subjects is to become religious, and this book creatively augments our understanding of both religion and modernity"--Provided by publisher.