Retheorizing Religion in Nepal / Edition 1by G. Grieve
Pub. Date: 10/27/2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Retheorizing Religion in Nepal is an engaging and thought-provoking study of Religion in South Asia, with important insights for the study of religion and culture more broadly conceived. Grieve uses ethnographic material as well as poststructuralist and postcolonialist approaches to critique and expand religious studies as a discipline.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Preparing the Materials: Prolegomenon for a Study of Prosaic Religion Part I: Tradition, Modernity, and the Challenge of Prosaic Hinduism Framing the Study: Theorizing the Histories of Tradition in Bhaktapur, Nepal Laying Down the Grid: Cosmology and the Place of Tradition in Bhaktapur, Nepal Part II: Prosaic Religion and the Construction of Lived Worlds Sketching the Central Point: Cadastral God-Images and the Politics of Scriptural Mediation Illustrating Samsara: Religious 'Recipes' for Making a Prosaic Lived World Performing Prosaic Tantra: Jhinjan Minjan Danigu's Animating Affect and Social Critique of Religious Experience Bringing a Forged Mandala to Life: The Cow Procession and the Improvisation of Cadastral Generative Matrixes Conclusion: Interrupted by Ornament: Looking Back at Prosaic Religion in Bhaktapur, Nepal
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