Dealing with Deities The Ritual Vow in South Asia

ISBN-10: 0791467082
ISBN-13: 9780791467084
Edition: 2006
List price: $33.95
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 1/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Maps and Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Sites Associated with Vow Rituals
Introduction: The Deal with Deities-Ways Vows Work in South Asia
"The Vow": A Short Story
Getting What You Want
Negotiating Relationships with the Goddess
Shared Vows, Shared Space, and Shared Deities: Vow Rituals among Tamil Catholics in South India
Religious Vows at the Shrine of Shahul Hamid
In the Company of Pirs: Making Vows, Receiving Favors at Bangladeshi Sufi Shrines
Bara: Buddhist Vows at Kataragama
Performing Vows in Diasporic Contexts: Tamil Hindus, Temples, and Goddesses in Germany
Getting What You Need
Singing a Vow: Devoting Oneself to Shiva through Song
Monastic Vows and the Ramananda Sampraday
Negotiating Karma, Merit, and Liberation: Vow-taking in the Jain Tradition
Vows in the Sikh Tradition
Getting Nothing At All
When Vows Fail to Deliver What They Promise: The Case of Shyamavati
Two Critiques of Women's Vows
Conclusion: Some Promising Possibilities
Toward a Typology of South Asian Lay Vows
Glossary
Contributors
Essays Arranged According to Tradition
Index

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