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Place of Devotion : Siting and Experiencing Divinity in Bengal-Vaishnavism (Paperback) (Sukanya

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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’ new Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Hindu devotional traditions have long been recognized for their sacred geographies as well as the sensuous aspects of their devotees' experiences. Largely overlooked, however, are the subtle links between these religious expressions. Based on intensive fieldwork conducted among worshippers in Bengal’s Navadvip-Mayapur sacred complex, this book discusses the diverse and contrasting ways in which Bengal-Vaishnava devotees experience sacred geography and divinity. Sukanya Sarbadhikary documents an extensive range of practices, which draw on the interactions of mind, body, and viscera. She shows how perspectives on religion, embodiment, affect, and space are enriched when sacred spatialities of internal and external forms are studied at once. 
A free ebook version of this title is available through the UC Press Open Access Program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

Hindu devotional traditions have long been recognized for their sacred geographies as well as the sensuous aspects of their devotees' experiences. Largely overlooked, however, are the subtle links between these religious expressions. Based on intensive fieldwork conducted among worshippers in Bengal?s Navadvip-Mayapur sacred complex, this book discusses the diverse and contrasting ways in which Bengal-Vaishnava devotees experience sacred geography and divinity. Sukanya Sarbadhikary documents an extensive range of practices, which draw on the interactions of mind, body, and viscera. She shows how perspectives on religion, embodiment, affect, and space are enriched when sacred spatialities of internal and external forms are studied at once.
Number of Pages: 274
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / Cultural, Sociology of Religion
Series Title: South Asia Across the Disciplines
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Sukanya Sarbadhikary
Language: English
Street Date: August 24, 2015
TCIN: 21570724
UPC: 9780520287716
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-7268
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