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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 and mann…

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Wessler, Heinz-Werner, “Hinduism and Modern Literature”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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