India's Religions: Perspectives from Sociology and History
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India's Religions: Perspectives from Sociology and History

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ISBN-13:
9780198074908
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.10.2011
Seiten:
444
Autor:
Madan
Gewicht:
458 g
Format:
211x137x25 mm
Serie:
Oxford in India Readings in So
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION: INDIA'S RELIGIONS: PLURALITY AND PLURALISM; T. N. MADAN; SECTION I: SETTING APART: SACRED PLACES AND PERFORMANCES (PREFATORY REMARKS); 1. The Eucharist in a Syrian Christian Church, Susan Visvanathan; 2. The Food Area in a Hindu Home, R. S. Khare; 3. Death and Cosmogony in Kashi, Jonathan P. Parry; SECTION II: BONDING TOGETHER: PIETY AND PASSION; 4. Hindu Worship, C. J. Fuller; 5. Virashaiva Devotion, A. K. Ramanujan; 6. Faith and Suffering in Shia Islam, Akbar S. Ahmed; SECTION III: MEDIATIONS: CHARISMA AND SPIRITUAL POWER; 7. Jain Monks, Lawrence A. Babb; 8. Muslim Spiritual Masters, Desiderio Pinto; 9. Sikh Martyrs, Louis E. Fenech; SECTION IV: TRADITIONS: ORAL NARRATIVES AND CANONICAL TEXTS; 10. Folklore, Viramma, Josiane Racine and Jean-Luc Racine; 11. Dharma, Gavin Flood; 12. The Khalsa Rahit, W. H. McLeod; SECTION V: INNOVATIONS: RELIGIOUS CREATIVITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE; 13. The Kabir-Panth, David N. Lorenzen; 14. The Ramakrishna Mission, Krishna Prakash Gupta; 15. Ambedkar's Buddhism, Martin Fuchs; SECTION VI: INTERTWINEMENTS: RELIGION, SOCIETY, AND POLITICS; 16. The South Indian Temple: Authority, Honour, and Redistribution, Arjun Appadurai and Carol A. Breckenridge; 17. Church and Community in Goa, Rowena Robinson; 18. Religious Devotion and Politics at Hazratbal in Kashmir, Muhammad Ishaq Khan; EPILOGUE: RELIGION IN INDIA: AN ESSAY IN INTERPRETATION; APPENDIX: INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION IN INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND BANGLADESH; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX
This well-structured and organized collection of readings examines different facets of religion and religious life in India from ethnographic and historical perspectives. The second edition includes a new Appendix with a comparative regional perspective, and a new Preface.