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Hindu Selves in a Modern World : Guru Faith in the Mata Amritanandamayi Mission - Maya Warrier

Hindu Selves in a Modern World

Guru Faith in the Mata Amritanandamayi Mission

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This book explores devotional Hinduism in a modern context of high consumerism and revolutionized communications. It focuses on a fast-growing and high-profile contemporary Hindu guru faith originating in India and attracting a transnational following. The organization is led by a vastly popular female guru, Mata Amritanandamayi, whom devotees worship as an avatar and a healer of the ills of the contemporary world. By drawing upon multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork among the mata's primarily urban, educated "middle class" Indian devotees, the author provides crucial insights into new trends in popular Hinduism in a post-colonial and rapidly modernizing Indian setting.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Encountering the Mata
An Avatar with a Mission
Choosing to Surrender
Spiritual Pathways
Experiencing Divine Love
East meets West?
Conclusion
Appendix
Glossary
References
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ISBN: 9780415339889
ISBN-10: 041533988X
Series: RoutledgeCurzon South Asian Religion
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 16.87  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1