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Free eBook Pierced by Murugan's Lance: Ritual, Power, and Moral Redemption among Malaysian Hindus download ISBN: 0875802230
Author: Elizabeth Fuller Collins
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press; 1 edition (October 1, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 254
Category: Religion
Subcategory: Hinduism
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Pierced by Murugan's Lanc. has been added to your Cart. Rituals associated with religious festivals (case of Thaipusam among Hindus in Penang, Malaysia) must be understood in the larger macro context of the society.

Pierced by Murugan's Lanc. For Collins, rituals associated with Thaipusam reflects the enduring tensions within the Hindu society in Malaysia. More specifically, she argues the class and caste contradictions play a significant role in how the different sections of the society interpret rituals.

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By Elizabeth Fuller Collins. Dekalb: Northern Illinois Press, 1997. The opening chapter also lays out the argument and plan of the book

By Elizabeth Fuller Collins. The opening chapter also lays out the argument and plan of the book. The sociology of the community that participates in the festival is laid out in Chapter Three, where the internal class, caste, and differences of the Indian Hindu community are detailed.

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ISBN 13: 9780875802237. Pierced by Murugan's Lance: Ritual, Power, and Moral Redemption among Malaysian Hindus. Elizabeth Fuller Collins.

by by Elizabeth Fuller Collins Northern Illinois University Press, Dekalb, 1997. Download this article as a pdf (Adobe Acrobat) file. In the years since World War II, Thaipusam has emerged as the most visible and powerful assertion of Malaysian Hindu identity.

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Pierced by Murugan's Lance: Ritual, Power, and Moral Redemption Among. Roundtable organized by Elizabeth Collins. Presentation: The Politics of Syariah. Northern Illinois University Press. A Ceremonial Animal Journal of Ritual Studies, v. 10(2): 59-84. Pierced by Murugan's Lance: The Symbolism of Vow Fulfillment in The. Psychoanalytic Study of Society, v. XVIII: 277-298.

Fuller Collins . 1997, Pierced by Murugan’s Lance : Ritual, Power and Moral redemption among Malaysian Hindus, Northern Illinois Press. Язык: b/d. Подтвердить. Kasim . 2011, Balancing Tourism and Religious Experience : Understanding Devotees’ Perspectives on Thaipusam in Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia, „ Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management , vol. 20, 441 – 456.

In many Hindu stories, Murugan is seen as a bachelor. Collins, Elizabeth Fuller. Northern Illinois University Press, 1997. Most of the major events in Murugan's life take place during his youth, and legends surrounding his birth are popular. Consequently, Murugan is often worshiped as a child-God, very similar to the worship of the Krishna in north India. Other Hindu myths have him married to two wives, Valli and Devayani. The worship of Murugan as a youth (Kumara) was one of the six principal sects of Hinduism at the time of Adi Shankara.

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Article in International Journal of Hindu Studies 5(1) · April 2001 with 4 Reads. How we measure 'reads'. The South Asian Religious Diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United States.

An analysis of the Thaipusam festival of the Hindu Tamils of Malaysia and the vows they make to the god Murugan. It explores the meaning of vow fulfilment as reflected in social, economic and political divisions in the Tamil community, and the practice of ritual as a form of symbolic action.
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Madi
I bought this book because I was looking for background information about the religious condition of Malaysian Hindus in the context of Malaysia today. This book, while interesting reading, does not provide that information.

Actually, I found that to be a strange lack-- I would think that looking at how Malaysian Hinduism had developed would be hard to completely disconnect from the nature of Malaysian religious life in the larger context, but Fuller doesn't really mention that element at all.

I also, I have to say, found the book to be disjointed reading. I wasn't sure where she was going or what her central points really were. But this may well be because I brought the wrong questions to the table-- I wasn't looking for High Anthropology and High Anthropology is absolutely what this book is all about. And I think that it is fair to say that for all that the book felt disjointed, it also felt interesting. I liked the way she thought through the issues of possession, her descriptions of the festival, and her efforts to place the experience in the larger Tamil religious experience.

I did find some useful pointers to reading that will probably answer the questions that I brought to it. The book comes with a very impressive set of notes and bibliography.
Bladebringer
Every year in the city of Penang, Malaysia and in several other cities there occurs a festival known as Thaipusam. This strange festival is unknown in most of India, and was brought to Malaysia by Indian laborers who followed their English masters from India to S.E. Asia. Thaipusam is one of the most astounding religious rituals that exist in the modern world, with human adults undergoing body piercings that would make many surgeouns cringe.

This festival is the topic of the book, and Murugan's Lance refers to a weapon used by the hero Murugan in his duel with an evil god in Hindu mythology. The author explores the practicalities of the festival itself, its timing, organization, the participants, preparation and effects it has on the participants and the village as a whole. The author also tries to place this festival within the context of caste society, Malaysia, and race relations. The book is accompanied by a few pictures of improvable quality. The subject itself is quite interesting, though the text could be better written. The author rambles a lot, and the style could be more concise and precise. In all, this book is worth reading because it is one of the few English-language texts on a nearly-unknown but quite impressive festival.
Survivors
Rituals associated with religious festivals (case of Thaipusam among Hindus in Penang, Malaysia) must be understood in the larger macro context of the society. For Collins, rituals associated with Thaipusam reflects the enduring tensions within the Hindu society in Malaysia. More specifically, she argues the class and caste contradictions play a significant role in how the different sections of the society interpret rituals. The author by solely focussing on the internal contradictions of the Hindu society in Malaysia fails to take into account the impact of the role state in Malaysia on the Hindu society. The revitalization of Islam and the pro-Malay policy of the Malaysian state equally play a significant role in influencing the Hindu society.
lets go baby
Rituals associated with religious festivals (case of Thaipusam among Hindus in Penang, Malaysia) must be understood in the larger macro context of the society. For Collins, rituals associated with Thaipusam reflects the enduring tensions within the Hindu society in Malaysia. More specifically, she argues the class and caste contradictions play a significant role in how the different sections of the society interpret rituals. The author by solely focussing on the internal contradictions of the Hindu society in Malaysia fails to take into account the impact of the role state in Malaysia on the Hindu society. The revitalization of Islam and the pro-Malay policy of the Malaysian state equally play a significant role in influencing the Hindu society.