DIVINE AFFAIRS : Religion,Pilgrimage,and the State in Colonial and Postcolonial India

ISBN: 
81-85952-88-4
 
Physical Description: 
xiv +195 pp
 
Publication Year: 
2001
 
Price: 
Rs.400

About this Book

Divine Affairs is an invaluable contribution to pilgrimage studies in South Asia. Uniting meticulous historical documentation and ethnographic sensitivity, Ishita Banerjee Dube's scholarship significantly improves our understandings if the complex ways religion and politics intertwine in a sacred center. She provides a detailed, subtle, and compelling portrait of Jagannath - the Lord of the Universe in Puri - not only as an object of political manipulations but as the all-powerful subject of worship.