Rapt in the Name

Rapt in the Name

The Ramnamis, Ramnam, and Untouchable Religion in Central India

eBook - 2002
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Lamb (religion, U. of Hawaii at Manoa) examines the evolution and elaboration of the Ram bhakti tradition in India, an important component of Hinduism. He explores the roles of the Ramcaritanas and the practice of Ramnam, the present-day manifestation of Ram bhakti in the form of Ramnami Samaj, the concepts of self-identity formation and the role of brahmanical scholars and scriptures in the construction of Hinduism and Indian history. The author's work draws from his initial contact with the Ramnami Samaj as a Hindu monk some 30 years ago, and an ongoing personal and scholarly relationship with the Ramnamis over the past three decades. The book is academic but accessible to the general reader. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780585486499
Characteristics: x, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc


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