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24%OFFLise Mckean - Divine Enterprise - 9780226560106 - V9780226560106
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Divine Enterprise

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Description for Divine Enterprise Paperback. Focusing on the organizations and activities of Hindu ascetics and gurus, the author explores the complex interrelations among religion, the political economy of India and global capitalism. The work illustrates the pervasive presence of Hindu imagery in India's burgeoning market economy. Num Pages: 380 pages, 24 halftones. BIC Classification: 1FKA; HRG; JHM; JPFN; KCP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 230 x 153 x 24. Weight in Grams: 620.
Through shrewd marketing and publicity, Hindu spiritual leaders can play powerful roles in contemporary India as businessmen and government officials. Focusing on the organizations and activities of Hindu ascetics and gurus, the author explores the complex interrelations among religion, the political economy of India and global capitalism. McKean traces the ideological and organizational antecedents to the Hindu nationalist movement. The Indian state's increasing patronage of Hindu institutions makes competition increases its support. Using materials from guru's publications, the press and extensive field research, McKean examines how participation by upper-caste ruling class groups in the Divine Life Society and other Hindu ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1996
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
380
Condition
New
Number of Pages
380
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226560106
SKU
V9780226560106
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