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Sectarianism

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A narrow‐minded adherence to a particular sect (political, ethnic, or religious), often leading to conflict with those of different sects or possessing different beliefs. Sectarian...

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The Life of Law in Modern India

Janaki Nair.

in Iterations of Law

December 2017; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Social and Cultural History. 14622 words.

The increasing attraction of non-state legal institutions as courts of appeal for a quick and summary justice bears scrutiny. How have sectarian religious institutions, which formerly...

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Religious Reading and Everyday Lives

Emilia Bachrach.

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

August 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Asian History. 7899 words.

Emilia Bachrach paints a vivid ethnographic picture of vārtā satsaṅgs in present-day Ahmadabad—meetings in which female members of the Vallabha Sampraday read and discuss sections of the...

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Mysore

Elizabeth Hamilton.

in The Feringhees

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Social and Cultural History. 4931 words.

A picture is painted in this chapter of life at the Bangalore Residency in the well-run Hindu state of Mysore with all its pageantry and colourful festivals. The maharajah is seen to be an...

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