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Ritual Journeys in South Asia


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Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction. Constellations and Contestations of Mobility and Space in South Asian Ritual Journeys; 2. In Fear of the Past: The Pilgrimage to Badrinath in Perspective; 3. Journeying Sovereignties: Ritual Travelling and Networks of Power in a West Himalayan Kingdom; 4. Wandering God. How young Himalayans Negotiate Religion, Caste Identity and Modernity; 5. Places, Rituals and Past Worlds: Encounters on a Tibetan Pilgrimage in North India; 6. Ritual Displacement as Process of Constructing and De-constructing Boundaries in a Sufi Pilgrimage of Pakistan; 7. "To Worship Our 'Boss' (the Buddha):" Youth Religiosity in a Popular Pilgrimage Site in Sri Lanka; 8. Vailankanni Mata and Anglo-Indian Catholics: Rising Postcolonial Devotion and Her Unlikely Pilgrim Devotees; 9. Muslim-Marathi Pilgrimage: The Sufi-shrine of Visalgadh; 10. Approaches to Pilgrimage: Reading Some Post-Independence Pilgrimage Accounts in Modern South Asian Languages; 11. Afterword: On Pilgramage and Plural Paradigms

About the Author

Christoph Bergmann is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany.Jurgen Schaflechner is an assistant professor in the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

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