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Manohar initially sold only rare and out of print publications, but soon branched out into local sale/export of new books published in India, and then into publishing of scholarly works under its own imprint.
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Popular Religion and Ascetic Practices: New Studies on Mahima Dharma
Religion and Ascetic Practices: New Studies on Mahima Dharma
Banerjee-Dube and Johannes Beltz (Eds.)
brings together new research by Indian and German scholars on Mahima Dharma of
Orissa. It combines anthropological insights, historical research and textual
analyses to offer a wide variety of perspectives on this popular yet relatively
unknown religion: perspectives on this popular yet relatively unknown religion:
perspectives which have taken shape in field experience in Orissa and research
with an essay by Anncharlott Eschmann, whose pioneering work in the last
century had kindled academic interest in the Dharma, this book blends current
investigations of different hue and textures in order to provide a nuanced and
detailed account of this multi-dimensional religious order in the different
phases of its evolution.
diverse assessments of the life and works of the life and works of the radical
poet Bhima Bhoi, it also includes translations from his important works of
Bhima Bhoi and and Biswanath Baba, crucial records of the archives and
unpublished letters and photos of Eschmann. Needless to say, this volume will
cater to a readership interested in the anthropology, sociology, philosophy and
history of religions but also to people who are attached to the land of Orissa,
its rich culture and the Dharma itself.
Ishita Banerjee-Dube is Professor at the Centre for Asian
and African Studies.
Johannes Beltz is Curator of Indian art at the
Museum Rietberg in Zurich, Switzerland.