Charisma and Canon: Essays on the Religious History of the Indian Subcontinent
Vasudha Dalmia, Angelika Malinar, Martin Christof
Oxford University Press, 2001 - Religion - 461 pages
The essays in this volume offer vivid glimpses of the interdependence and interaction which formed a vital component of the various religious traditions of South Asia, of their particular selection from the same storehouse of key texts, and of their overlapping but also sharp demarcations from each other. This volume will interest students, researchers, and scholars in history, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, and area specialists on South Asia.
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5th Dalai Lama Acarya Acaryajl Ambedkar Ananda Yoga ascetic Athavale Athavale's authority avatdra Baba Naudh Singh bhakti BhdgP Bombay brahmin Buddha Buddhism canon centres century charisma claim commentary concept context cult cultural Dalai Lama Dalit dancer deity Delhi devotion dharma disciples divine doctrine established festival followers Gandhi Gelukpa Ginans groups guru hagiography Hindu Hinduism identity Imam India initiation institutions interpretation Islamic Ismaili Jaipur Khoja Krsna lineage literature Lord Madhva Mahatma modern movement Muslim patron Plrs political practice present priest Purana Rama Rama's story Ramanuja Ramayana reference religion religious ritual role sacred sadhus Sahajananda sampraddya Sankara Sanskrit Sathya Sathya Sai Baba scriptures sect Shugden Sikh Siva social society spiritual Srivaisnava status Swadhyaya Swami Tamil teacher teachings temple texts Thakurjl theological Tibetan tradition Trijang Rinpoche Tulku University Vaisnava Vallabha Valmiki's Veda Vedic village Visnu worship