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Bankimchandra Chatterjee, a profound colonial literary figure, resolutely disregarded emotionality with the conception of religion. As his lucid understanding of religion, he did not count the abstracts over socio-cultural traits in Hinduism. Resultantly, for him, religion is, nonetheless, an amalgamation of the principle of Utilitarianism, positivism, and norms of aestheticism. Moreover, religion, for him, traced the ample evidence of neo-Hinduism in the 19th Century Bengal which he considered, through his socio-cultural intent, as ‘revivalist flavour’.

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Barthwal, P. (2019). Revisiting Bankim’s Hinduism: Idea of Dharma in Colonial India. History Research Journal, 5(6), 1964-1971. Retrieved from