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New PDF release: The Guru in South Asia: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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By Jacob Copeman,Aya Ikegame

This ebook offers a suite of unpolluted and compelling interdisciplinary ways to the long-lasting phenomenon of the guru in South Asia. relocating throughout varied experts and types of experts, and among prior and current, the chapters name recognition to the intense scope and richness of the social lives and roles of South Asian specialists. triumphing scholarship has rightly thought of the guru to be a resource of non secular and philosophical wisdom and mystical physically practices. This e-book is going extra and considers the social engagements and entanglements of those religious leaders, not only all alone (narrowly denominational) phrases, yet by way of their different, complicated, quickly evolving engagements with ‘society’ widely conceived. The ebook explores and illuminates the importance of girl authorities, professionals from the viewpoint of Islam, imbrications of guru-ship and slavery in pre-modern India, connections among authorities and tool, governance and fiscal liberalization in sleek and modern India, vexed questions of sexuality and guru-ship, professionals’ charitable endeavours, the cosmopolitanism of authorities in contexts of non secular tourism, and the mediation of specialists through applied sciences of digital communication.

Bringing jointly across the world popular students from spiritual experiences, political technological know-how, historical past, sociology and anthropology, The Guru in South Asia offers interesting and unique new insights into South Asian guru-ship.

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