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Pierced by Murugan's Lance - Elizabeth Fuller Collins
Pierced by Murugan's Lance - Elizabeth Fuller Collins
$32.00
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.

Weight 0.50 Kg. Airmail postage to Asia Pacific countries: $7, to Central Asia, Europe & the Middle East: $10 and to Africa and North & South America: $13 . Surface mail worldwide $5. Postage within Malaysia is free

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

Condition: New Paperback.


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