Aya Ikegame's article in Japanese language entitled 'Guru Governance: the political anthropology of religious leadership in South India' was published in Annual Report of Social Anthropology, 2011, Vol. 37 pp. 87-111.
Abstract: This article examines the social and political roles of religious institutions called mathas led by gurus in South India. It demonstrates how the idea of renunciation is interpreted as a base for incorruptibility of the guru and how the matha emerges as an alternative provider of welfare to the state government.