Forms, Practices and Meanings
Objects of worship are one aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of objects of worship and their use is one of the themes that cut across the religious traditions in the pluralistic religious culture of the region. Power becomes manifest in these objects...
To Be Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series
Salvific space is one of the central ideas in the Hindu traditions of pilgrimage, and concerns the ability of space, especially sites associated with bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, to grant salvific rewards. Focusing on religious, historical and sociological questions about the...
Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge
Research on Indian culture and society has been conducted from a dizzying range of perspectives. However, in recent decades it has been particularly characterized by a change in focus from the past to the present; from the worldview of the élites to that of the subalterns; from philosophy to...
Published June 7th 2009 by Routledge
Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora
Religious procession is a significant dimension of religion in South Asia. Processions are central not only in Hinduism, but also Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism, which have large procession rituals. The last years have seen an increase in processions and ritualizations of space both...
Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge