The Resource In the presence of Sai Baba : body, city, and memory in a global religious movement, by Smriti Srinivas

In the presence of Sai Baba : body, city, and memory in a global religious movement, by Smriti Srinivas

Label
In the presence of Sai Baba : body, city, and memory in a global religious movement
Title
In the presence of Sai Baba
Title remainder
body, city, and memory in a global religious movement
Statement of responsibility
by Smriti Srinivas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Sai Baba movement, centered on the Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba (b. 1926), today attracts a global following from Japan to South Africa. Regarded as a divine incarnation, Sathya Sai Baba traces his genealogy to Shirdi Sai Baba (d. 1918), a mendicant in colonial India identified with various Sufi and devotional traditions. The movement, thus, has "roots" in Shirdi Sai Baba but as it globalizes, it has developed conjunctions with other religious traditions, New Religious movements, and New Age ideas." "This book offers an account of the Sai Baba movement as a pathway for charting the varied cartographies, sensory formations, and cultural memories implicated in urbanization and globalization. It traverses the terrain between social theories for the study of religion and cities - themselves a product of modernity - and the radical, creative, and unexpected modernity of contemporary religious movements. It is based on ethnographic research carried out in India, Kenya, and the US."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
294.5/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1175.S385
LC item number
S67 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Numen book series : studies in the history of religions,
Series volume
volume 118
Label
In the presence of Sai Baba : body, city, and memory in a global religious movement, by Smriti Srinivas
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-371) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mendicant of Shirdi -- The arrival of the Avatar -- The sense of the presence -- Healing, service, and character -- The ideal polis -- Producing space in Bangalore -- Somatic regimes of citizenship in Nairobi -- Sites of sociality in Atlanta
Control code
ocn719377459
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 403 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789047433002
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1163/ej.9789004165434.i-403
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34385666
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)719377459
  • pebcs9047433009

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