Handbook of Hindu Gods, Goddesses and Saints

By: H. Daniel Smith & M. Narasimhachari (Authors)

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The 35 brief essays in this book provide glimpses of the variety that is most characteristic of Hisduism in urban south Indian today. By examining selected objects widely revered in contemporary Dravidian country gods, goddesses, historical figures, sacred plants and stone, the authors succeed at once in disclosing to attentive readers what in the South mirrors Hindu norms throughout India and what remains ineluctably local. Beyond that, distinctive details of worship provided here document subtly different nuances in beliefs and practices upheld even among the Tamil Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada speakers within the region., The authors bring to this volume the two quite different perspectives of "insider" and "outsider". As scholars, moreover, they bring to bear the testimony of history and literature, sociology and the art, AS long-time teachers they provide information and insights important for students to keep in mind while they become more familiar with Hindu traditions. Printed Pages: 324.

Title: Handbook of Hindu Gods, Goddesses and Saints

Author Name: H. Daniel Smith & M. Narasimhachari (Authors)

Categories: India, Hinduism,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sundeep Prakashan: 1997

ISBN: 8185067759

ISBN 13: 9788185067759

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 112726

Keywords: Handbook of Hindu Gods, Goddesses and Saints H. Daniel Smith & M. Narasimhachari (Authors)