Hinduism and Modern Literature
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Shifting from Tradition to Modernity

Until the 19th century, themes, motifs, and forms in the literature composed in modern languages in India were largely traditional. Artistic refinement and literary individualism were achieved through the ways and means of how given subjects were treated, and how repetition a…

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Heinz-Werner Wessler, “Hinduism and Modern Literature”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_2040100>
First published online: 2012

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