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Religion and Culture in Indian Civilization

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The volume deals with the civilizational dimensions of religion and culture in India. It underlines the point that religion and culture are important elements of all civilizations but it is their interplay that has given a unique feature to Indian civilization.

The essays interrogate the various western sociological discourses on civilization and articulate the alternative conceptualizations available in Indian sociology. They underline the unity and diversity of Indian civilization, present the idea of civilization as conjoined with the idea of civil society and study the ecological crisis in the modern world. They focus on the dialogical relationship between tribal and non-tribal religions, link between religion and environment, religious philanthropy and Christian influence on Hindu way of life in India. They also delve into the concept of composite culture in India, scrutinising aspects of folk religion and cultures to show, for instance, how art forms get accumulated into the idea of culture.

The volume will be of immense interest to a variety of scholars and students associated with the study of Indian religion and culture.

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The volume deals with the civilizational dimensions of religion and culture in India. It underlines the point that religion and culture are important elements of all civilizations but it is their interplay that has given a unique feature to Indian civilization.

The essays interrogate the various western sociological discourses on civilization and articulate the alternative conceptualizations available in Indian sociology. They underline the unity and diversity of Indian civilization, present the idea of civilization as conjoined with the idea of civil society and study the ecological crisis in the modern world. They focus on the dialogical relationship between tribal and non-tribal religions, link between religion and environment, religious philanthropy and Christian influence on Hindu way of life in India. They also delve into the concept of composite culture in India, scrutinising aspects of folk religion and cultures to show, for instance, how art forms get accumulated into the idea of culture.

The volume will be of immense interest to a variety of scholars and students associated with the study of Indian religion and culture.

  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124605639
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124605637
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2011
  • Pages : x, 318 p.
  • Size : 23
  • Weight (approx.) : 600
  • Bibliographic Details : Index

Preface    
Introduction: Religion and Culture in India
 

-- Amit Kumar Sharma

Part I: Conceptual Essays

1. Unity and Diversity in Indian Civilization

-- Amit Kumar Sharma

2. The Study of World Religion

-- Wagish Shukla

3. Culture, Institution and Contemporary Ecological Crisis

-- Satish Jain

4. Power, Culture and Civil Society

-- Anand Kumar

Part II: Religion in India

5. Dialogical Relationship Between Tribal and Non-tribal Religions in Indian Societies

-- C.N. Venugopal

6. Christian Influences on the Hindu View and Way of Life

-- Rabindra Ray

7. Religion and Environment: Some Insights from the Case of Bishnois

-- Vinay Kumar Srivastava

8. Religious Philanthropy in India

-- Amit Kumar Sharma

9. Travellers and Pilgrims

-- Susan Visvanathan

10. Khasi Religious Beliefs and Practices

-- Tiplut Nongbri

Part III: Culture in India

11. Composite Culture in India

-- C.N. Venugopal

12. Culture in Bengal: A Small Town Diary

-- Avijit Pathak

13. Saying God into Presence: Narrative Embodiment in Folk Religion

-- Roma Chatterji

14. Sacred Knowledge: Articulation in Dance

-- Nita Mathur

The Contributors    
Index  
 

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