Tradition, pluralism and identity: in honour of T.N. Madan

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Sage Publications, Oct 1, 1999 - Social Science - 476 pages
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The contributions to this volume comprise papers by eminent scholars on a range of themes that have been the focus of T.N. Madan's invaluable contribution to sociological research. They cover topics including the sociology of religion, caste, family and kinship, health care, ethnicity, the Indian Diaspora as well as notions of secularism in the Indian context.

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Contents

Preface
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of Hindu sacred geography
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A study in the language of the Dharma literature
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About the author (1999)

Veena Das is A. Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. Arthur Kleinman is Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology at the Harvard Medical School. Margaret Lock is Professor of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. Mamphela Ramphele is Managing Director of the World Bank and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, where Pamela Reynolds chairs the Department of Social Anthropology. In other combinations, these five are also the editors of "Social Suffering "(California, 1997) and "Violence and Subjectivity "(California, 2000).

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