Wandering With Sadhus: Ascetics in the Hindu Himalayas download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sondra L. Hausner

Wandering With Sadhus: Ascetics in the Hindu Himalayas download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sondra L. Hausner year 2007
  • Book name: Wandering With Sadhus: Ascetics in the Hindu Himalayas
  • Author: Sondra L. Hausner
  • Release date: 2007/8/17
  • Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780253219497
  • Rating: 7.54 of 10
  • Votes: 439
  • Review by: Henley Rooney
  • Review rating: 9.5 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/29
  • Total pages: 272
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In this moving ethnographic portrait of Hindu renouncers-sadhus or ascetics-in northern India and Nepal, Sondra L. Hausner considers a paradox that shapes their lives: while ostensibly defined by their solitary spiritual practice, the stripping away of social commitments, and their break with family and community, renouncers in fact regularly interact with 'householder' society. They form a distinctive, alternative community with its own internal structure, but one that is not located in any single place. Highly mobile and dispersed across the subcontinent, its members are regularly brought together through pilgrimage circuits on festival cycles. Drawing on many years of fieldwork, Hausner presents intimate portraits of individual sadhus as she examines the shared views of space, time, and the body that create the ground for everyday experience. Written with an extraordinary blend of empathy, compassion, and anthropological insight, this study will appeal to scholars, students, and general readers alike.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H34M56S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Regional Studies, Hindu Books, Social & Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology, Other Non-Christian Religions, Religious Groups: Social & Cultural Aspects
  • Available formats: PDF, TXT, EPUB, PNG, DOC, WORD, XPS, RB. Compressed in RAR, TAR.Z, ZIP, CBC
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 24.69 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x19mm
  • Weight: 426g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Bloomington, IN, United States
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