Hinduism and Tribal Religions

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Bharat Dharma Mahamandal

  • Mithilesh Kumar JhaEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1036-5_814-1



Shri Bharat Dharma Mahamandala is one of the earliest organizations of Hindus, which undertook the task of mobilizing the Hindu communities and asserting the continuous relevance of Sanatan Dharma. The major objective of the Mahamandala was to educate the Hindu’s self-defense and the significance of their “true” religion. Hinduism in modern era has been subjected to various interpretations. These interpretations have never been free from political as well as emotional considerations. Starting from early nineteenth century, there began a number of socioreligious reform movements in India. These samaj and sansthaswere formed in order to “reform” Hinduism. Many of them wanted to change or “reform” the organization of Hindu’s social and religious life. But there were many Hindus who were opposed to such changes or “reforms” introduced by these organizations. In such a context, representing the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia