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The Experience of Hinduism: Essays on Religion in Maharashtra

Maxine Berntsen (Editor) Eleanor Zelliot (Editor)

This book presents multi faceted images of religious experience in the Marathi speaking region of India. These essays are broadly divided into five sections. Section one entitled. The concept of the sacred which includes five essays namely “Boy-Friend?” : an essay by Irawati karve the vow a short story by Shankarrao Kharat one face of god by Maxine Berntsen; Gods, Ghosts and possession by John M. Stanley; and scattered voices : The Nature of god by R.N. Dandekar Anonymous and Narayan Surve section Two entitled : The Practice of Faith Includes A Town without a temple An essay by Irawati Karve : The Ganesh festival in Maharashtra some observations by Paul B. Court right; the god dattatreya and data temples of puny by Charles pain with Elanor Zelliot the Religion of the Dhanger Nomads by Gun ther-Dietz Sonetheimer: The Birth of god Ram Manma of the Nandiwalas by K.C. Malhotra on the Road A maharastrian pilgrimage by Irawati Karve The Gondhali singers for the Devi by Ramchandra Chintaman dhere my years in the R.S.S. by V.M. Sirsikar scattered voices. The experience of ritual by D.B. Mokashi and others. Section three entitled reform and rejection. This section includes all that is you by Irawati Karve. The last Kritan of gadag Baba by G.N. Dandekar orthodoxy and human rights. The story of a clash by Kumar saptarishi the orthodoxy of the Mahanubhavas by Anne Feldhaus the Birth of a rationalist by K.N. Kadam and Scattered voices refuge in the Buddha by Bebi Kamble and Ulpabai Chauhan section four entitled Coda Contains essays namely Bhakti in the modern mode. Poems and essays by Ashok R. Kelkar and Sadashiv S. Bhave section five contains appendices glossary gods, goddesses and religious festivals the Hindu calendar castes .

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About the authors

Maxine Berntsen

Maxine Berntsen recieved her Ph.D. in Lingusitics from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been living in India since 1966, and in 1978 became an Indian citizen. She reside in Phaltan, Maharashtra, where she has established two schools. She is also the co-author of a six volume book on the Marathi language.

Eleanor Zelliot

Eleanor Zelliot is a scholar of the Ambedkar movement in all its historic, social and cultural facets and also works in the field of medieval bhakti as a historian. She has written some eighty articles in these fields, some of which are gathered in Form Untouchable to Dalit: Essays on the Ambedkar Movement (New Delhi: Manohar, 1992) 3rd edn. 2001). She has also written introductions for Vasant Moon’s Growing Up Untouchable, translated by Gail Omvedt (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001), and Detlef Kantowsky’s Buddhists in India Today, translated by Hans-Georg Tuerstig (New Delhi: Manohar, 2003).

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Title The Experience of Hinduism: Essays on Religion in Maharashtra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1992
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170303141
length 410p., 8.9 Inch X 5.9 Inch