Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 April 2021

332 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197574836

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Shared Devotion, Shared Food

Equality and the Bhakti-Caste Question in Western India

Jon Keune

  • Highlights the centrality of food and eating together for debating caste and bhakti
  • Sheds new light on the question of social equality by identifying a crucial turning point in the late 19th century, as two Hindu theological concepts were translated problematically as “social equality”
  • Proposes a new perspective on hagiography that anticipates and foregrounds narrative change over time
  • Demonstrates a new contextually sensitive approach--critical commensality--for studying social tensions in different cultures and time periods

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