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The self possessed: deity and spirit possession in South Asian literature and civilization

The self possessed: deity and spirit possession in South Asian literature and civilization

Smith, Frederick M

The book is a multifaceted, diachronic study reconsidering very nature of religion in South Asia, the culmination of years of intensive research. Frederick M. Smith proposes that positive oracular or ecstatic possession is the most common form of spiritual expression in India, and that it has been linguistically distinguished from negative, disease-producing possession for thousands of years.

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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Title: The self possessed: deity and spirit possession in South Asian literature and civilization

Author: Smith, Frederick M

ISBN 13: 9780231137485

ISBN 10: 0231137486

Year: 2006

Pages etc.: xxviii+702p., (12) b&w pls., bibl., ind., 25cm.

Binding: Hardbound

Place of publication: New York

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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