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Description - Studying Hinduism in Practice by Hillary P. Rodrigues

Drawing on personal experiences of Hinduism on the ground, this book provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. It conveys the rich realities of the Hindu tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including dance, music, performance, festival traditions, temples, myth, philosophy, women's practices, and divine possession. The engaging narratives are accompanied by contextual discussions and advice on such topics as conducting fieldwork, colonialism, Hindu seasonal celebrations, understanding deities, and aesthetics in Hinduism. All the entries are accompanied by photographs and suggestions for further reading.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415468480
ISBN-10: 0415468485
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 194
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hillary P. Rodrigues

Hillary P. Rodrigues is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Lethbridge, Canada, where he has been honoured with a Distinguished Teaching Award. His books include Introducing Hinduism (2006) and Ritual Worship of the Great Goddess (2003).

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