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Becoming religious in a secular age

Author: Mark Elmore
Publisher: Oakland, California University of California Press [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Religion is commonly imagined as a timeless component of human inheritance, but in the Western Himalayas the community of Himachal Pradesh discovered their religion only after India became an independent secular state. Based on extensive ethnographic and archival work, Becoming Religious in a Secular Age narrates their discovery and the ways it transformed their relations to their pasts, to themselves, and to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Elmore
ISBN: 9780520290532 0520290534 9780520290549 0520290542
OCLC Number: 939395935
Description: Seiten cm
Contents: Becoming sufficiently developed in Himachal Pradesh, or How religion became problemGod is a beggar : land reforms create religion as a separate sphere --
The ordinary miraculous : farmers and pharmacists practice the science of religion --
Managing religion : government, gurs, and gods --
Negotiating religion : normalization, abjection, and enrichment --
Cultivating religion amidst the conflicting desires of goats, gods, and government --
Afterword : religion is a verb.
Responsibility: Mark Elmore

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Religion is often viewed as a universally ancient element of the human inheritance, but in the Western Himalayas the community of Himachal Pradesh discovered its religion only after India became an  Read more...

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