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Title : Organisational and Institutional Aspects of Indian Religious Movements
Author : Joseph T. O`Connell
Edition : Hardbound
ISBN : 8185952620
Pages : 292p.
Year of Pub : 1999
Price : Rs 500.00
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Institutionalization is the focus of this volume. It refers to the means by which value orientations become operative in the interactions of people. Thirteen chapters document the instutionaliation of devotional, reformist, radical or millenarian socio-religious value orientations in Shaiva, Shakta, Vaishnava, Arya Samaj, Satnami, Mahima Dharma, Sikh, Jain, Christian, Munda, Santal and Oraon context. The collection is organized into four sections each dealing with a particular area of institutionalization 1) the socio-cultural orientation and control of sacred spaces 2) the functioning of religious leadership 3) the formation of religous - social movements of reform, protest and millenarian revolt and 4) the institutional impact of sacred texts and rituals.


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