Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India
Oxford University Press, 2011/11/22 - 380 ページ
India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Johannes Quack challenges this representation through an examination of the contemporary Indian rationalist organizations: groups who affirm the values and attitudes of atheism, humanism, or free-thinking.
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