Sociology of Religion in India

Sociology of Religion in India

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Focused on the theme of the sociology of religion, this volume brings together essays by well-known scholars which examine the resurgence of religious identities in the Indian context. The contributors question many received notions, address critical problems, and raise important issues surrounding various current debates./-//-/The papers are divided into four sections. The first deals with religion, society and national identity. The next section is devoted to sects, cults, shrines and the making of traditions. The third section discusses religious conversion, while the last section provides a comparative perspective drawn from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States. /-//-/Tackling a subject of immense contemporary importance and demonstrating a sensitivity to the shifts and changes brought about in faith, identity and tradition, this volume will be of considerable interest to students of sociology, anthropology, religion, politics and history./-//-/This book is one of the Indian Sociological Society: Golden Jubilee Volumes.Further, their understanding was not baseless but had its roots in the de facto assimilation and integration that had been ... Raoa#39;s essay takes up the classic theme of Webera#39;s views on Hinduism and economic development and may be one of the ... to use religion to promote national integration is a sharp admonition to us on the negative role religion can play in public life. ... It includes the writing and work of scholars and artists who migrated to India from Central and West Asia from theanbsp;...

Title:Sociology of Religion in India
Author:Rowena Robinson
Publisher:SAGE - 2004-02-20


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