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Warrior ascetics and Indian empires

Author: William R Pinch
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge studies in Indian history and society, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This 2006 book sets out to piece together the story of the rise and demise of warrior asceticism in India from the 1500s to the present. It shows Hinduism is not a religion of non-violence, as Hindu  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Pinch
ISBN: 9781107406377 1107406374
OCLC Number: 898723218
Description: [xii], 280 p. : c. geogr. ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Mughal Yogis; 2. WarLords; 3. Company Gosains; 4. Begams and Ranis in Rasdhan; 5. Sakti Bhakti; 6. Indian Sadhus; Kailash's counterfactual and other conclusions; Bibliography.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Indian history and society, 12.
Responsibility: William R. Pinch.


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'This book deserves to become a runaway bestseller.' The Indian Economic and Social History Review 'Yogis seem to have gone particularly out of control during the eighteenth-century anarchy between Read more...

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