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Charisma and canon : essays on the religious history of the Indian subcontinent
Dalmia, Vasudha, 1947-
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ix, 461 pages ; 21 cm
Papers presented at a symposium held at Blaubeuren, Germany from May 17-21, 1997.
Charisma and canon: the dynamics of legitimization and innovation in Indian religions / The formation of Śrīvaiṣṇavism / The legitimation of textual authority in the Bhāgavatapurāṇa / The Śaiva Siddhānta Ācārya as mediator of religious identity / Śaṅkara as Jagadguru according to Śaṅkara-Digvijaya / Madhva and the reform of Vaiṣṇavism in Karnataka / Institutionalization of charisma: the case of Sahajānanda / Charisma, transfer of charisma and canon in north Indian Bhakti / A mid-nineteenth-century controversy over religious authority / The re-enactment of Gurū Nānak's charisma in an early-twentieth-century Panjabi narrative / Gandhi as Mahatma: political semantics in an age of cultural ambiguity / A religion for civil society? Ambedkar's Buddhism, the Dalit issue and the imagination of emergent possibilities / Swadhyaya and the 'stream' of religious revitalization / The advent of the Avatar: the urban following of Sathya Sai Baba and its construction of tradition / Fluid canons and shared charisma: on success and failure of a ritual performance in a south Indian oral tradiition / Canonicity and divine interference: the Tulkus and the Shugden-controversy / Ānanda Yoga: a contemporary crossing between Ṣūfīsm and Hinduism / Resistant Gināns and the quest for an Ismaili and Islamic identity among the Khojas / Canons, charismas and identities in modern Islam / The Vishva Hindu Parishad: a nationalist but mimetic attempt at federating the Hindu sects / Aspects of contemporary Hindutva theology: the voice of Sadhvi Rithambhara / Oppositional tellings in the Ramayana tradition / Select bibliography of the writings of Heinrich von Stietencron.
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