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Speaking Of Basava
Lingayat Religion And Culture In South Asia





ISBN 9780367304010
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
263 Pages

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This is an evaluation of the religious culture of Lingayatism, a religion of more than eight million people about whom little is known outside India. The author records the achievements of Basava, an emissary prophet who waged a crusade against sociocultural inequalities and economic-political subordination of the masses in medieval South India.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction: The Context and the Theme -- Sources -- The Historical Context -- The Story of Basava -- Not an Off-shoot of Hinduism, but a New Religion -- A Sarana Religion, Not a Bhakti Religion -- The Teachings and Doctrines -- An Appraisal -- Some Vacanas of Sociological Significance -- Population Growth in Karnataka: 1931-81

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Biography

K. Ishwaran is a Professor of Sociology at York University.