Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A. 1995 Soft Cover As New 8vo 019509283X Book Condition: New....from the publisher "Rivers in India are commonly associated with certain worldly
religious values: wealth, beauty, long life, good health, food, love, and the birth of children. And yet, these "domestic" values have been relatively neglected by Indologists, who have tended to view India and Hinduism through the prism of poverty, misery, asceticism, and themes of purity or pollution. Presenting recent scholarship and arguing that the earthly pursuits are equally vital to an understanding of popular Hinduism, Anne Feldhaus here examines the role of these ideals in the religious meanings of rivers in Maharashtra, a large region of western India, where rivers are imagined, enshrined, worshipped, and feared.
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