Pierced by Murugan's Lance: Ritual, Power, and Moral Redemption among the Malaysian Hindus (Hardback)
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Pierced by Murugan's Lance: Ritual, Power, and Moral Redemption among the Malaysian Hindus (Hardback)

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Hardback 230 Pages / Published: 01/10/1997
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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.

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875802237
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 24 mm

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