The Guru in South Asia: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Jacob Copeman,Aya Ikegame PDF

By Jacob Copeman,Aya Ikegame

This publication presents a suite of clean and compelling interdisciplinary methods to the long-lasting phenomenon of the guru in South Asia. relocating throughout various professionals and types of specialists, and among prior and current, the chapters name realization to the extreme scope and richness of the social lives and roles of South Asian authorities. winning scholarship has rightly thought of the guru to be a resource of spiritual and philosophical wisdom and mystical physically practices. This publication is going extra and considers the social engagements and entanglements of those religious leaders, not only on their lonesome (narrowly denominational) phrases, yet when it comes to their varied, advanced, speedily evolving engagements with ‘society’ largely conceived. The publication explores and illuminates the importance of girl experts, experts from the viewpoint of Islam, imbrications of guru-ship and slavery in pre-modern India, connections among authorities and tool, governance and monetary liberalization in smooth and modern India, vexed questions of sexuality and guru-ship, experts’ charitable endeavours, the cosmopolitanism of authorities in contexts of non secular tourism, and the mediation of experts through applied sciences of digital communication.

Bringing jointly across the world well known students from spiritual stories, political technology, historical past, sociology and anthropology, The Guru in South Asia offers fascinating and unique new insights into South Asian guru-ship.

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