Religion against the Self: An Ethnography of Tamil Rituals

Paperback | June 15, 2000

byIsabelle Nabokov

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This book provides a holistic description of Hinduism, showing how different types of Hinduism form a "total" or systematic cosmology and repeat crucial values through different symbols. Looking at Tamil religious practices, Isabelle Nabokov reveals that Tamil religion is primarily concernedwith transformations of identity and subjectivity, both in this world and in the hereafter.

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This book provides a holistic description of Hinduism, showing how different types of Hinduism form a "total" or systematic cosmology and repeat crucial values through different symbols. Looking at Tamil religious practices, Isabelle Nabokov reveals that Tamil religion is primarily concernedwith transformations of identity and subjecti...

Isabelle Nabokov is at Princeton University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.9 × 5.79 × 0.59 inPublished:June 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195113659

ISBN - 13:9780195113655

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"A voice that deserves to be heard and a book that deserves a wide audience." Religious Studies Review