Religious Movements in South Asia, 600-1800
David N. Lorenzen
Oxford University Press, 2004 - History - 380 pages
Eleven Key Essays Debate How The Religious And Worldly Aims Of Differnet Movements Are Linked And How Their Ideologies, Social Bases And Organisational Structures Have Continued And Changed Over Time. Divided In 5 Chapters-Alvars And Nayanars, Conversion To Islam, Rama And The Muslims, Kabir And The Saints And Historical Overviews.
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From Devotion and Dissent to Dominance
Social Mobility and Medieval South
Approaches to the Study of Conversion
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Alvars ascetics Asian Ayodhya belief Bengal Bhakti movement Brahman Buddhist Campantar caste system centres Champakalakshmi Cola concept context conversion to Islam cult culture definition of bhakti deity Delhi devotion dharma disciples doctrine early epic essay established evidence example fact groups Gujarat Hindi Hinduism historians hymns identity ideology important Indian history inscriptions Jain Kabir Kashmir king lila medieval India medieval period mobility Mohammadan monotheism Muslim mystic Nanak nastika Nayanars Nimbarka Nirguna bhaktas Nuruddin Paripatal political Pollock popular Prthviraja Puranic Rama Ramanand Ramanandi sect Ramanuja Ramayana reference region religion religious movements religious practice Rishi ritual role royal Saguna bhaktas saints Saiva Sanskrit scholars sectarian shrine significant Siva social society South Asia South India spiritual genealogy Sri sect Srinagar Srirangam Srivaishnava subcontinent Sudra Sufi Sufism Sultanate Tamil temple texts theory Tirupati tradition Turuska twelfth century Vaisnava Vedanta Vedas Vedic Vijayanagar Visnu worship