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Temples of Modernity: Nationalism, Hinduism, and Transhumanism in South Indian Science by [Geraci, Robert M.]

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This fascinating study documents how religion flourishes in environments of technological innovation and scientific inquiry, and, in particular, how some scientists and engineers in contemporary India visualize technology and science through the lens of religion and mythology. Geraci shows the complexity in the relationship of religion, technology, and science in this Indian context and he succeeds in making the religious flourishing in scientific and technological environment understandable.--Knut A. Jacobsen, University of Bergen

This excellent monograph examines the interactions of science, technology, religion, and nationalism in the context of India. Geraci offers an in-depth reading of cultures of technology(s) in India and explores ethnographically the importance of studying cultures of technologies in different locations. This book is not about the religious lives of technologies in India, and it is equally not about the secular lives of technologies in the West. It is essentially a book on technology(s) and culture(s). Although the book is about India, it has the potential to explain the religious workings of technology in the 'secular' West as well. This ethnographically rich monograph will be an important contribution in the field of science(s) and religion(s).--Renny Thomas, University of Delhi

The relationship between science and religion often is treated as one about beliefs. Geraci describes and analyzes the interplay of religion and science in India as one about practices and politics rather than about beliefs. He thus provides us with an opportunity to learn about India and an occasion to rethink our own assumptions about science, religion, modernity, and secularization.--Willem B. Drees, editor of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, 2008-2018

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Robert M. Geraci is professor of religious studies at Manhattan College.

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  • Publisher: Lexington Books (15 Aug. 2018)
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