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Media and the Transformation of Religion in South Asia

Media and the Transformation of Religion in South Asia

Edited by Lawrence A. Babb and Susan S. Wadley

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 illus.
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512800180 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £20.99
An Anniversary Collection volume
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This volume explores the effects of the religious transformation taking place in India as sacred symbols assume the shapes of media images. Lifted from their traditional forms and contexts, many religious symbols, beliefs, and practices are increasingly refracted through such media as god posters, comic books, audio recordings, and video programs. The ten original essays here examine the impact on India's traditional social and cultural structures of printed images, audio recordings, film, and video.

Contributors: Lawrence A. Babb, Steve Derné, John Stratton Hawley, Stephen R. Inglis, John T. Little, Philip Lutgendorf, Scott L. Marcus, Frances W. Pritchett, Regula Burckhardt Qureshi, H. Daniel Smith, and Susan S. Wadley.

Lawrence A. Babb is Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College. Susan S. Wadley is Professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University.

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