Religion and Modernity in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds

How did colonialism shape the study of religion, especially in India?

How can we view globalization in light of colonialism?How do we use (or abuse) comparison when we study religions?

How have people used scripture to understand religion?Can we effectively use culture to “explain” religion or vice versa?

What is the relationship between religion and politics in modern India? How can we best study such relationships?