The Camphor Flame : Popular Hinduism and Society in India - Revised and Expanded Edition (eBook, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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The Camphor Flame : Popular Hinduism and Society in India - Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: C J Fuller
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2018] ©2004
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Popular Hinduism is shaped, above all, by worship of a multitude of powerful divine beings--a superabundance indicated by the proverbial total of 330 million gods and goddesses. The fluid relationship between these beings and humans is a central theme of this rich and accessible study of popular Hinduism in the context of the society of contemporary India. Lucidly organized and skillfully written, The Camphor Flame  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fuller, C. J. (Christopher John), 1949-
Camphor flame.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004044776
(OCoLC)55015591
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C J Fuller
ISBN: 9780691186412 0691186413 9780691120485 069112048X
OCLC Number: 1076416994
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
MAPS AND TABLES --
PREFACE TO THE REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION --
PREFACE --
NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION --
NOTE ON DOCUMENTATION --
Chapter 1. POPULAR HINDUISM AND INDIAN SOCIETY --
Chapter 2. GODS AND GODDESSES --
Chapter 3. WORSHIP --
Chapter 4. SACRIFICE --
Chapter 5. RITUALS O F KINGSHIP --
Chapter 6. RITUALS OF THE VILLAGE --
Chapter 7. DEVOTIONALIST MOVEMENTS --
Chapter 8. DEVOTIONALISM, GODDESSES, AND WOMEN --
Chapter 9. PILGRIMAGE --
Chapter 10. MISFORTUNE --
Chapter 11. CONCLUSION --
Afterword POPULAR HINDUISM AND HINDU NATIONALISM --
APPENDIX THE HINDU CALENDAR --
GLOSSARY --
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
INDEX
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Responsibility: C.J. Fuller.
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Popular Hinduism is shaped, above all, by worship of a multitude of powerful divine beings - a superabundance indicated by the proverbial total of 330 million gods and goddesses. This title combines  Read more...

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"The Camphor Flame is a book to read from cover to cover...[A]n impressive and valuable book."--Kathleen M. Erndl, Journal of Asian Studies "[A]n excellent book... [M]uch anthropological research on Read more...

 
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