The Guru in South Asia: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives

The Guru in South Asia: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives


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ISBN-13: 9781138785229
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Jacob Copeman is Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Aya Ikegame is Research Associate for the ERC-funded OECUMENE project ‘Citizenship after Orientalism’ at the Open University, UK.

Table of Contents

1. The Multifarious Guru: An Introduction Jacob Copeman and Aya Ikegame 2. The Governing Guru: Hindu Mathas In Liberalising India Aya Ikegame 3. The Slave Guru: Masters, Commanders, and Disciples In Early Modern South Asia William R. Pinch 4. The Political Guru: The Guru as Éminence Grise Christophe Jaffrelot 5. The Gay Guru: Fallibility, Unworldliness, and the Scene Of Instruction Lawrence Cohen 6. The Female Guru: Guru, Gender, and the Path Of Personal Experience Karen Pechilis 7. The Dreamed Guru: The Entangled Lives of the Amil and the Anthropologist Veena Das 8. The Mimetic Guru: Tracing the Real in Sikh-Dera Sacha Sauda Relations Jacob Copeman 9. The Mediated Guru: Simplicity, Instantaneity and Change in Middle-Class Religious Seeking Kathinka Frøystad 10. The Cosmopolitan Guru: Spiritual Tourism and Ashrams In Rishikesh Meena Khandelwal 11. The Literary Guru: The Dual Emphasis on Bhakti and Vidhi In Western Indian Guru-Devotion Jeremy Morse 12. Continuities As Gurus Change Daniel Gold

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