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Title : Identity and Division in Cults and Sects in South Asia
Author : Peter Gaeffke, David A. Utz
Edition : Paperback
Pages : 194p.
Year of Pub : 0 ( 1st Published in 1984 )
Price : Rs 1,290.20
This volume covers the Proceedings of The South Asia Seminar - 1980-81. Contents: Religious Sects and Cults - Ethnic Communities in the Modern State - Charisma of Office or Charisma of Person: the Role of Leaders in Indian Sects - The Significance of the State for Religious Associations in Tamilnatu - Changing Patterns of Diversification in Hindu Law - Function of Textual Tradition in Sannyasin Orders - Indian Philosophers on the Plurality of Religious Traditions - Sectarian Vaishnavism: the Vallabha Sampradaya - The Role of the Songs of the Tamil Shaivite Saints in the Formation and Preservation of Tamil Shaivite Sectarian Identity - Sectarian Awareness in Jainism - The Boundaries of the Sinhala-Buddhist Pantheon in Relation to the Worship of the Buddha, the Devas, and Demons - Buddhist Sects in Contemporary India: Identity and Organization - Religious Division in Islamic Law - Identity Problems of an Islamic Sect - The Nizari Ismaili Community in Indo-Pakistan - The Diffusion of Hindu/Muslim Boundaries in South Asia: contrasting Evidence from the Literature and the Tomb Cults of Selected Indo-Muslim Saiks - Sunni`s and Sia: From Community Identity to Communal Sectarianism in North Indian Islam - Mulla, Mahdi, and Mosque: Morality and Conflict in Pakistan - The Brahmo Samaj and the Problem of Sectarianism - Identity, Ideology and the Problem of Sectarianism - Identity, Ideology, and the Arya Samaj - Hindu Sects in America: the Krsna Conciousness Example. Text clean, condition good.


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