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Sociology of Pilgrims

Paras Kumar Choudhary (Author)
Synopsis This volume consists of eleven articles from different parts of India and abroad. It tries to explore new areas in sociology, that is, "Sociology of Pilgrims". The pilgrims, priests, and rituals are closely interconnected and directly related to social structure and social functioning. The rituals of pilgrimage reflects traditional value as well as inter-relations between tradition and modernity. This work deals with textual and contextual scenario of pilgrims and pilgrimages as well as changes which are noticed due to modernity. To gain religious merits, as well as for the fulfillment or worldly desires, is the core theme of pilgrimage. But the main objective of human life is salvation. Salvation means liberation of soul from worldly attachment. It today's world, where everyone is busy in their scheduled routine, this book will help to get peace and satisfaction in their life. Present volume is highly useful not only in the academic field of sociology, anthropology, philosophy, religion and history, but also the growth of intellectual spirit.
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About the author

Paras Kumar Choudhary

Paras Kumar Choudhary (born-1964), double M.A., Junior research fellow, teacher fellowship award recipient from U.G.C., Ph.D. from Patna University, Professor-in-charge in the Pre-Exam Training Centre (Ministry of Welfare); General Secretary; Jharkhand Sociological Society; Member; editorial board of sociological prespectives journal, editorial board of local family magazine. An author of Various national and local articles. Has participated in the 14th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences at Williamsburg. Virginia. U.S.A. At present, assistant professor in Post-Graduate Department of Sociology, Ranchi University, Jharkhand.

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Bibliographic information

Title Sociology of Pilgrims
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178352435
length 246p., Tables; References; Index; 23cm.