HUDU

Warrior Ascetics and Indian Empires


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Many people assume that Hinduism is a religion of non-violence. William R. Pinch shows just how wrong this assumption is, demonstrating that Hindu warrior ascetics were an important component of the South Asian military labor market. Today, they occupy a prominent place in modern Indian imaginations even though they are almost totally absent from Indian history. This innovative book sets out to piece together the story of the rise and demise of warrior asceticism in India from the 1500s to the present.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Mughal Yogis; 2. WarLords; 3. Company Gosains; 4. Begams and Ranis in Rasdhan; 5. Sakti Bhakti; 6. Indian Sadhus; Kailash's counterfactual and other conclusions; Bibliography.

Portrait

William R. Pinch is Associate Professor of History at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He is the author of Peasants and Monks in British India (1996).

Pressestimmen

Review of the hardback: 'This book deserves to become a runaway bestseller.' The Indian Economic and Social History Review
EAN: 9780521851688
ISBN: 0521851688
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Indian Hi'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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