Hindu Ritual at the Margins: Innovations, Transformations, Reconsiderations (Studies in Comparative Religion) by Tracy Pintchman, Linda Penkower
English | November 15th, 2014 | ISBN: 1611173892 | 250 pages | PDF | 2.16 MB
Hindu Ritual at the Margins explores Hindu forms of ritual activity in a variety of -marginal- contexts. The contributors collectively examine ritual practices in diaspora; across gender, ethnic, social, and political groups; in film, text, and art; in settings where ritual itself or direct discussion of ritual is absent; in contexts that create new opportunities for traditionally marginalized participants or challenge the received tradition; and via theoretical perspectives that have been undervalued in the academy. In the first of three sections, contributors explore the ways in which Hindu ritual performed in Indian contexts intersects with historical, contextual, and social change.