Aya Ikegame on Livemint.com

By Lisa Pilgram · 30 April 2012

On 23 April 2012 Shamsheer Yousaf, livemint.com, writes about the politics of Karnataka’s ‘mutts’ (caste-based monasteries centred around a pontiff). He refers to a forthcoming paper by Aya Ikegame, who has been studying the mutt culture in Karnataka for the past few years: 'The religious tradition of the Lingayats or Veerashaiva has a tendency to place a much larger emphasis on their gurus and mutts than on priests and temples.'

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