Pierced By Murugan's Lance: Ritual, Power, And Moral Redemption Among Malaysian Hindus

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Brand: Northern Illinois University Press
SKU: DADAX0875805744
ISBN : 0875805744

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An analysis of the Thaipusam festival of the Hindu Tamils of Malaysia and the vows they make to the god Murugan. It explores the meaning of vow fulfilment as reflected in social, economic and political divisions in the Tamil community, and the practice of ritual as a form of symbolic action.
Author : Elizabeth Fuller Collins
ISBN : 0875805744
Language : English
No of Pages : 254
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 10/1/1997
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.9x5.98x0.79
Book weight : 0.01

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