Performative Politics and the Cultures of Hinduism

Performative Politics and the Cultures of Hinduism

by Raminder Kaur
     
 

'Performative Politics and the Cultures of Hinduism' focuses on one of the major festivals of western India, the Ganapati Utsava, dedicated to the elephant-headed god. Raminder Kaur uses this occasion as the central anthropological and historiographical site within which to examine the dynamic relationship between spectacle, religion and nationalist politics.

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'Performative Politics and the Cultures of Hinduism' focuses on one of the major festivals of western India, the Ganapati Utsava, dedicated to the elephant-headed god. Raminder Kaur uses this occasion as the central anthropological and historiographical site within which to examine the dynamic relationship between spectacle, religion and nationalist politics.

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ISBN-13:
9781843311386
Publisher:
Anthem Press
Publication date:
02/05/2005
Series:
Anthem South Asian Studies Series
Edition description:
First Edition, 1
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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'This work contains much of valuable interest particularly regarding the very recent patterns of the Ganapati utsava.' —Frank F. Conlon

Meet the Author

Raminder Kaur is a Lecturer at the University of Manchester. She completed her PhD at SOAS, University of London, in 1998. She is also co-editor of 'Travel Worlds: Journeys in Contemporary Cultural Politics' (Zed Books, 1999), and co-author of 'Liquid Notions: Critical Reflections on Diaspora and Hybridity' (Sage, forthcoming).

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