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The Madness of the Saints: Ecstatic Religion in Bengal / Edition 1
     

The Madness of the Saints: Ecstatic Religion in Bengal / Edition 1

by June McDaniel
 

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ISBN-10: 0226557235

ISBN-13: 9780226557236

Pub. Date: 07/28/1989

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Although ecstasy has been explored in several Indian contexts, surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to its central role in Bengali devotion. In The Madness of the Saints, June McDaniel undertakes the first comprehensive study of religious ecstasy in Bengal, examining the texts that describe it, the people who experience it, and the traditions

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Although ecstasy has been explored in several Indian contexts, surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to its central role in Bengali devotion. In The Madness of the Saints, June McDaniel undertakes the first comprehensive study of religious ecstasy in Bengal, examining the texts that describe it, the people who experience it, and the traditions that support it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226557236
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/28/1989
Edition description:
1
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
965,467
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.90(d)

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