Vedānta: Modern Vedānta
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Describing his state of mind as a student at Madras Christian College during the first decade of the 20th century, S. Radhakrishnan (1888–1975), one of the most notable exponents of modern Vedānta, wrote,

"I was strongly persuaded of the inferiority of the Hindu religion to which I attributed the political downfall of India ... I remember the cold sense of reality, the depressing feeling of defeat that crept over me as a causal rela…

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Christopher Bartley, “Vedānta: Modern Vedānta”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 15 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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