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    • Challenging Advaitic and Universalist Notions of Hinduism 

      Gupta, Akshay (2019)
      Within the academic study of Hinduism, there is a tendency to misrepresent Indian religion by portraying it as entirely Advaita Vedānta, the monistic ideology commonly associated with Śaṅkara. By looking at reasons for Advaita ...
    • Divine Exposures: Religion and Imposture in Colonial India 

      Scott, Joshua Barton (2009)
      My dissertation interrogates the figure of the priestly charlatan in colonial India. It begins in a theoretical register by arguing that the unmasking of charlatans serves as a metonym for the secularizing procedures of ...
    • Mountain at a Center of the World 

      McKinley, Alexander (2018)
      “Mountain at a Center of the World” examines the pilgrimage site of Sri Pada, or Adam’s Peak, in Sri Lanka, explaining its worldwide significance across multiple religious traditions over the past millennium. Drawing on ...
    • Networked Devotion: Hindu Adoption of Digital Media 

      Lazar, Yael (2018)
      Digital media prevail, determine, and shape contemporary lives and experiences, serving as an all-encompassing cultural system. Shaping modes of production and reception, digital media’s publics are networked to the media’s ...
    • Visionary Experience of Mantra : An Ethnography in Andhra-Telangana 

      Nagamani, Alivelu (2016)
      The use of codified sacred utterances, formulas or hymns called “mantras” is widespread in India. By and large, scholarship over the last few decades studies and explains mantras by resorting to Indian sources from over ...