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In the presence of Sai Baba : body, city, and memory in a global religious movement

Author: Smriti Srinivas
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series: Studies in the history of religions, 118.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Sai Baba movement, centered on the Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba (b. 1926), today attracts a global following from Japan to South Africa. Regarded as a divine incarnation, Sathya Sai Baba traces his genealogy to Shirdi Sai Baba (d. 1918), a mendicant in colonial India identified with various Sufi and devotional traditions. The movement, thus, has "roots" in Shirdi Sai Baba but as it globalizes, it has developed  Read more...
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Named Person: Sathya Sai Baba; Sathya Sai Baba; Sai Baba, von Shirdi; Sathya Sai Baba.; Sathya Sai Baba.; Sathya Sai Baba.; Sai Baba, von Shirdi.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Smriti Srinivas
ISBN: 9789004165434 9004165436
OCLC Number: 173808150
Description: xix, 403 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The mendicant of Shirdi --
The arrival of the Avatar --
The sense of the presence --
Healing, service, and character --
The ideal polis --
Producing space in Bangalore --
Somatic regimes of citizenship in Nairobi --
Sites of sociality in Atlanta.
Series Title: Studies in the history of religions, 118.
Responsibility: by Smriti Srinivas.
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This book offers an account of the Sai Baba movement as a pathway for charting the varied cartographies, sensory formations, and cultural memories implicated in urbanization and globalization.It is  Read more...

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