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Gyan Kalighat: Its Impact On Socio-Cultural Life of Hindus

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Gyan Kalighat: Its Impact On Socio-Cultural Life of Hindus

The main focus of this study is the Kali temple of Kalighat, one of the most sacred pilgrim centres of Hindus in India. It is an effort to weigh the radiating influence of a traditional religious centre over the contemporary social life. The temple, devotees and all sacred performances at Kalighat have been discussed in detail with emphasis on the changing pattern of religious practices, the utility of pilgrimage for the promotion of trade and market complex, diversified role of sacred specialists, evolution and new perspective in sacred tradition. The work is the outcome of intensive fieldwork. Here the main considerations is Kali Puja, an act of reverence towards the power goddess Kali which is an ancient, most popular, complex as well as simple form of Hindu religious rite involving critical preparation and widespread participation. The detailed description and subsequent interpretation of the rituals at Kalighat presents a view regarding the sentiments of present-day Hindu society as it emerges through different patterns of worship and different modes people’s involvement into it. The basic elements which have been highlight in the analysis are social configuration, human disposition, changing value system and rules of conduct in an age-old society. On a broader theoretical level she intends to discuss the problems of myths and religion, ideology and social structure- a microcosm of Indian civilization. The work not only provides an elaborate ethnographic account in the perspective of socio-religious study, this can also serve as model in the study of a civilization.

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Brand / Publisher Gyan Books
Return Policy 30 Days
Book Type Text Books
ISBN 9788121204019
Author Indrani Basu Roy
Language English
Subject Philosophy
Pages 190
Binding Hardback


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Gyan a leading publisher, publishes scholarly books on humanities, social science, information technology, education, defence, encyclopaedia, political science, anthropology, art, biography, history, music, environment, philosophy etc. Gyan is committed to academic books of high potential, in order to flow knowledge from India to the whole world. A world wide network stablished in 1984 , Gyan has come a long way, with over 2500 titles published so far. 

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