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In India, religion continues to be an absolutely vital source for social as well as personal identity.

In India, religion continues to be an absolutely vital source for social as well as personal identity. All manner of groups-political, occupational, and social-remain grounded in specific religious communities. This book analyzes the development of the modern Hindu and Sikh communities in North India starting from about the fifteenth century, when the dominant bhakti tradition of Hinduism became divided into two currents: the sagun and the nirgun

Table of Contents A Note on Transliteration Preface Introduction The Historical Vicissitudes of Bhakti Religion, David N. Lorenzen Part I: Community Identity The Making of a Religious Paradox: Sikh Khalsa, Sahajdhari as Modes of Early Sikh Identity Harjot Oberoi The Social Significance of Radhasoami Mark .

Religious Movements in South Asia 600-1800. Bhakti Religion in North India: Community Identity and Political Action

He has published translations into both Spanish and English of texts written in Hindi and Sanskrit. The topics of his publications include bhakti religious movements, Kabir and his followers, the Naths, the Kapalikas, the Kalamukhas, and Capuchin missionaries in India. Religious Movements in South Asia 600-1800. Bhakti Religion in North India: Community Identity and Political Action. Yogi Heroes and Poets: Histories and Legends of the Naths.

Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies. Volume 59 Issue 2. David N. Lorenzen (e. : English Français. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies. : Bhakti religion in North India: community identity and political action. SUNY Series in Religious Studies. xi, 331 p. Albany, NY: state University of New York Press, 1995.

Suny Religious Studies. State University of New York Press. Professor Centre of Asian and African Studies David N Lorenzen. Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H). 4 x . 1 x . 3 Inches.

David N. Lorenzen is the author of Kabir Legends and Ananta-Das's Kabir Parachai, also published by SUNY Press. Información de Contacto. Larrondo 1281, Guayacán, Coquimbo, Chile.

In his introduction, D. N. Lorenzen sets the tone.

The most obvious difference between the two styles of scholarship is the fact that the Europeans follow still a philological approach, while the Americans seem to think that religious scholarship can not do without social science and politology. In his introduction, D.

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In India, religion continues to be an absolutely vital source for social as well as personal identity. All manner of groups--political, occupational, and social--remain grounded in specific religious communities. This book analyzes the development of the modern Hindu and Sikh communities in North India starting from about the fifteenth century, when the dominant bhakti tradition of Hinduism became divided into two currents: the sagun and the nirgun.The sagun current, led mostly by Brahmins, has remained dominant in most of North India and has served as the ideological base of the development of modern Hindu nationalism. Several chapters explore the rise of this religious and political movement, paying particular attention to the role played by devotion to Ram. Alternative trends do exist in sagun tradition, however, and are represented here by chapters on the low-caste saint Chokhamel and the tantric sect founded by Kina Ram.The nirgun current, led mostly by persons of Ksand artisan castes, formed the base of both the Sikh community, founded by Guru Nanak, and of various non-Brahmin sectarian movements derived from such saints as Kabir, Raidas, Dadu, and Shiv Dayal Singh. Two chapters discuss the formation of a distinctive Sikh theology and a Sikh community identity separate from that of the Hindus. Other chapters discuss the validity of the sagun-nirgun distinction within Hindu tradition and the interplay of social and religious ideas in nirgun hagiographic texts and in sectarian movements such as the Adi Dharma Mission and the Radhasoami Satsang.