Author:Maya Warrier


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Hindu Selves in a Modern World: Guru Faith in the Mata Amritanandamayi Mission

By: Maya Warrier

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, UK, Routledge:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031121

ISBN: 041533988X

Condition: New

This book explores devotional Hinduism in a modern context of high consumerism and revolutionised communications. It focuses on a fast-growing and high-profile contemporary Hindu guru faith originating in India and attracting a transnational following. The organization is led by an extremely popular female guru, Mata Amritanandamayi, whom devotees worship as an avatar and a healer of the ills of the contemporary world. By drawing upon multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork among the Mata's primarily urban, educated 'middle class' Indian devotees, the author provides crucial insights into new trend... View more info