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The history of Janakpurdham: a study of asceticism and the Hindu polity, ed. and intro. by Martin Gaenszle

The history of Janakpurdham: a study of asceticism and the Hindu polity, ed. and intro. by Martin Gaenszle

Burghart, Richard

Deviating from earlier discussions that focused on the binary opposition between the Brahman and the king, Burghart introduces a model of a trinity that included the ascetic. Besides being a rich ethnography of the Ramanandi order of ascetics, the book also provides a very detailed ethnohistory of Janakpurdham in the Nepal Tarai and its religious significance in what was then the Hindu kingdom ...

Publisher: Himal Books

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Title: The history of Janakpurdham: a study of asceticism and the Hindu polity, ed. and intro. by Martin Gaenszle

Author: Burghart, Richard

ISBN 13: 9789937597289

ISBN 10: 9937597285

Year: 2016

Pages etc.: xxx+490p., (2)tabs., (14)b&w pls., (1)map., bib., 24cm.

Binding: Hardbound

Place of publication: Kathmandu

Publisher: Himal Books

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