Guru Governance: the political anthropology of religious leadership in South India

 

 

Authors: 
Aya Ikegame
Publication date: 
October 2011
Publication type: 
Journal article

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.

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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