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Religion and Public Memory A Cultural History of Saint Namdev in India

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ISBN-10: 0231141858

ISBN-13: 9780231141857

Edition: 2011

Authors: Christian Lee Novetzke

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Saint Namdev is a figure central to the history of bhakti, or devotional Hinduism. He is said to have lived the life of an ardent devotee, a religious composer, and a singer of great wisdom. This book examines the many ways Namdev has been remembered over the past 700 years.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface: The Shape of the Book
Introduction: Namdev, Bhakti, Public, and Memory
Practices of Memory
A Sant Between Memory and History
Public Performance and Corporate Authorship
Orality and Literacy/Performance and Permanence
Publics of Memory
Namdev and the Namas: Anamnetic Authorship from the Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries
Memories of Suffering in the Eighteenth Century
A Sant for the Nation in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
The Idea of Namdev in Two Films in the Twentieth Century