The Experience of Hinduism: Essays on Religion in Maharashtra
This book presents multi-faceted images of religious experience in the Marathi-speaking region of India. In addition to Irawati Karve's classic, "On the Road," about her pilgrimage to Pandharpur, there are three essays by Karve that appear in English for the first time. Here is possession by gods and ghosts, an actual sermon by an inspired saint in the traditional bhajan style, and an autobiographical account of the religious nationalism of the militant R.S.S. These are engaging, true-to-life accounts of the lives of individual Hindus.
Essays and imaginative literature, a poem, and a short story interplay the ideas, concepts, personalities, practices, rituals, and deities of Hinduism in a surprisingly coherent manner.
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The portion on mahanubhava is very sketchy and scanty. It focuses on a isolated part of their life and practice. It's dangerours if some make generalization on basis of the reading this portion. Prof vijay ghormade.
Dear, Maxine your collection of essay is superb. I can not imagine being born as a westner how could you comprehend all this!! You are a great soul. Shubhangi Thakur..
BoyFriend? An Essay
The Vow A Short Story
One Face of God
Gods Ghosts and Possession
Scattered Voices The Nature of God
A Town without a Temple An Essay
The Ganesh Festival in Maharashtra Some Observations
The God Dattatreya and the Datta Temples of Pune
The Last Kirtan of Gadge Baba
Orthodoxy and Human Rights The Story of a Clash
The Orthodoxy of the Mahanubhavs
The Birth of a Rationalist
Scattered Voices Refuge in the Buddha
Bhakti in the Modern Mode Poems and Essays
Gods Goddesses and Religious Festivals
The Religion of the Dhangar Nomads
The Birth of a God Ram Mama of the Nandiwalas
On the Road A Maharashtrian Pilgrimage
The Gondhali Singers for the Devi
My Years in the RSS
Scattered Voices The Experience of Ritual
All That Is You An Essay