Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Hardcover | November 15, 2001

byPaul Younger

not yet rated|write a review
The annual festivals that are central to the south Indian religious tradition are among the largest religious gatherings found anywhere in the world. Most are located at Hindu temples, but some are at Buddhist, Christian, or Islamic centers, and many involve people or symbols from more thanone religious tradition. To an observer, the activities of a festival may seem chaotic, but the participants consider the activities the ritual focus of a distinct religious experience, and frequently testify that it is in the activity of a festival that they find their most profound sense ofreligious meaning. Here, Younger offers a fieldwork-based study of fourteen different religious festivals, shedding light on not only their religious, but also their social and political meanings.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$154.00

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

The annual festivals that are central to the south Indian religious tradition are among the largest religious gatherings found anywhere in the world. Most are located at Hindu temples, but some are at Buddhist, Christian, or Islamic centers, and many involve people or symbols from more thanone religious tradition. To an observer, the...

Paul Younger is at McMaster University, Canada.

other books by Paul Younger

Mine Water: Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation
Mine Water: Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation

Kobo ebook|Dec 6 2012

$112.69 online$146.27list price(save 22%)
Water: All That Matters
Water: All That Matters

Kobo ebook|Nov 30 2012

$8.99

Energy: All That Matters
Energy: All That Matters

Kobo ebook|Nov 28 2014

$10.99

see all books by Paul Younger
Format:HardcoverPublished:November 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195140443

ISBN - 13:9780195140446

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Reviews