Tradition, pluralism and identity: in honour of T.N. Madan
Sage Publications, Oct 1, 1999 - Social Science - 476 pages
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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Agrasen Agraval Agroha Amar Singh Anglo-Indian anthropology Asia Ayodhya Babri Masjid Batticaloa Bernier Brahmins British caste century Ceylon charity civilisations Colombo colonial Congress constitute context cultural Delhi dham Dharma diary divine dominant economic essay ethnic ethnography European film Ganga goddess gotras groups healing Hindu Hindutva human identity ideology imagined landscape imperial impurity Indian diaspora institutions Islamic issues Jain Kerala Khandelval king kinship land linga Madan Madras major Marakkayar marriage meaning modern Moorish Moors moral mosque Mughal multiculturalism Muslim myth organisation Oxford University Press parties person pilgrimage pluralism political poor population practice Purana purification purity Raja Rajput reference region religion religious ritual role sacred sacrifice sauca secular settlement societies Shiva Simran Sinhalese social South Asian South India Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Muslims suci Tamil Tamilnadu temple tradition Vaisya varna violence women Yadavas