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Pilgrims and Visitors

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Pilgrims are Hardwar’s religious consumers, whose money sustains the city economically and whose reverence and piety help to sustain it religiously. Pilgrims come to Hardwar for many different ... More


Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Varuni Bhatia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

What role do premodern religious traditions play in the formation of modern secular identities? What relationship exists between regional devotional cultures, key bhakti figures, and anticolonial ... More


Utopia and a Birthplace

Varuni Bhatia

in Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In 1888, Kedarnath Datta Bhaktivinoda Thakur discovered the site of Chaitanya’s nativity in a place that is now called Mayapur. This chapter examines Datta’s biography as a colonial bureaucrat and a ... More


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in The Struggle of My Life: Autobiography of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199480364
eISBN:
9780199096565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199480364.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

At the behest of his guru, Sahajanand went back to his village, where he was pressed by his family and well-wishers to give up the life of a sannyasi. Though he faced all kinds of pressures and ... More


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