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Hinglaj Devi : identity, change, and solidification at a Hindu temple in Pakistan

Author: Jürgen Schaflechner
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"About two hundred kilometers west of the city of Karachi, in the desert of Baluchistan, Pakistan, sits the shrine of the Hindu Goddess Hinglaj. Despite the temple's ancient Hindu and Muslim history, an annual festival at Hinglaj has only been established within the last three decades, in part because of the construction of the Makran Coastal Highway, which connects the distant rural shrine with urban Pakistan. Now,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schaflechner, Jürgen, 1981-
Hinglaj Devi.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017028646
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Schaflechner
ISBN: 9780190850555 0190850558 9780190850531 0190850531
OCLC Number: 1008771979
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 343 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
Acknowledgments --
Conventions for transliteration, transcription and sources --
Introduction --
The struggle over truth --
Hinglaj in perspective --
Historical Representations and recent changes --
(Un)necessary hardships in "getting there" --
Change and perseverance --
Solidifying Hinglaj: Striving for a uniform tradition --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Jürgen Schaflechner.

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In this book, Jurgen Schaflechner examines the political and cultural influences at work at the most influential Hindu pilgrimage site in Pakistan, Hinglaj Devi. The unique character of this  Read more...

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