New Delhi, India, Sundeep Prakashan: 1997
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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 Kan... View More...