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Hinduism and Modern Literature
(6,340 words)

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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Wessler, Heinz-Werner, “Hinduism and Modern Literature”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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