Religious Traditions in Modern South Asia by Jacqueline Suthren HirstReligious Traditions in Modern South Asia by Jacqueline Suthren Hirst

Religious Traditions in Modern South Asia

byJacqueline Suthren Hirst, John ZavosEditorJacqueline Suthren Hirst

Paperback | November 11, 2011

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This book offers a contemporary approach to the study of religion in modern South Asia. It explores the development of religious ideas and practices in the region, giving students a clear and critical understanding of social, political and historical context.
Jacqueline Suthren Hirstis Senior Lecturer in South Asian Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. Her publications includeSita's StoryandSamkara's Advaita Vedanta: A Way of Teaching.John Zavosis Senior Lecturer in South Asian Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author ofThe Emergence of Hindu Nationalism in Indi...
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Title:Religious Traditions in Modern South AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:November 11, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415447887

ISBN - 13:9780415447881

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Table of Contents

Preface  1. Introducing South Asia, Re-Introducing 'Religion'  2. Deity  3. Texts and Their Authority  4. Myth  5. Ritual and Worship  6. Teachers and Their Traditions  7a. Caste: Social Relations, Cultural Formations  7b. The Confluence of Caste and Religion  8. Encounters with the West  9. The Construction of Religious Boundaries  10. Public and Private Space  11. Conflicting Paradigms  12. Twisting the Kaleidoscope: Reflections in Conclusion.  Timeline.  Glossary.  Bibliography.

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"This book captures the complexity and intricacy of lived religious practice in South Asia through well-chosen case studies and focus on crucial questions. Highly recommended"

- Paula Richman, William H. Danforth Professor of South Asian Religions, Oberlin College, USA