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Pierced by Murugan's Lance - Elizabeth Fuller Collins
Pierced by Murugan's Lance - Elizabeth Fuller Collins
$15.00
Manufacturer Number: ML187
Stock Status: In Stock
Pierced by Murugan's Lance:... Ritual, Power, and Moral Redemption Among Malaysian Hindus... by... Elizabeth Fuller Collins... In this much commended but little known book the author shares the results of her study of religious practices of Hindus, mainly in Penang. She manages to tread a fine balance between showing respect...

Pierced by Murugan's Lance:

Ritual, Power, and Moral Redemption Among Malaysian Hindus

by

Elizabeth Fuller Collins

In this much commended but little known book the author shares the results of her study of religious practices of Hindus, mainly in Penang. She manages to tread a fine balance between showing respect and understanding of the depth of the religious observances she witnessed and at the same time being able to subject these practices to inisghtful and detatched analysis. The contents of this 243 page book include

  • 1 - The Power of Murugan's Lance,
  • 2 - Murugan as Metaphor,
  • 3 - The Hindu Tamils of Penang,
  • 4 - Thaipusam in Penang,
  • 5 - Rituals and Politics,
  • 6 - Arul - The Trance of Divine Grace
  • 7 - Symbolic Acts: The Meanings of Ritual Vow Fulfillment,
  • 8 - A Ceremonial Animal,
  • 9 - Ritual Power and Moral Redemption and a very extensive Bibliography.
  • Good Paperback. First Edition  

Weight: 0.6 kg Post free within Malaysia

Published by Northern Illinois University Press, DeKalb, Ill, USA. 1997. First edition. ISBN: 9780875805740

Condition: This is an ex-library book with labels on the spine and half title page and stamps on the text block and half title page. The binding is tight, text clear and there is very mild tanning throughout. The cover is reinforced in plastic


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