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“Mark Elmore delivers a very refreshing contribution to several areas: religion and secularism studies, South Asian studies, and studies of religion in the Himalayas. The book offers a grounded and an exciting new way of looking at how a region with a particular colonial and postcolonial history remakes itself as a distinct region and becomes religious in the very teeth of intensifying secularist discourse and policy.”—Leela Prasad, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Duke University
“Becoming Religious in a Secular Age is an important piece of work. Its primary contribution is to help us unlearn some of our most tenacious assumptions about religion and modernity. In addition, the book makes a positive contribution by considering what it means—for religion, for people, for the gods, for a state—when religion becomes a ‘problem.’ By writing this book, the author moves to a different, sounder level of thinking about religion; reading this book would help the rest of us to do the same.”—Ann Burlein, Professor of Religion, Hofstra University