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Faith and Social Movements
Religious Reform in Contemporary India

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  • Date Published: November 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107166622

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  • How do we understand the multitude of faith movements in our post-secular world? Faith and Social Movements explores this question by analyzing the theology and practice as well as the transformation of two discrepant religious movements in contemporary India. The research opens up a conversation between the sociology of religion and social movements. Using a comparative lens, two different movements - a Hindu and an Islamic reform movement - have been studied in ethnographic detail. The book is divided into two parts. The first part dwells on Svadhyaya, a Hindu reform movement, and the second part on the Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic reform movement. Focusing on the internal dynamics of these movements and the 'unintended consequences' of piety, the author argues that it is only by raising new questions vis-à-vis religion, secularity and civil society that their entanglement could be uncovered. This book aims to raise some of these questions.

    • Breaks new ground in a comparison of contemporary religious reform movements
    • Provides a new analytic to the understanding of social movements by introducing the centrality of religious practices and enriches our understanding of the relation between state law and religious norms
    • Provides detailed ethnography of religious movements from the perspectives and practices of the activists and volunteers in their local context
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    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107166622
    • length: 242 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction: dissent, religion and civil society
    Part I. Svadhyaya Ethics and the Spirit of Voluntarism:
    1. Theologies of self-reform: what transforms the cross?
    2. Praxis of an emergent congregation: metaphysics of reform and rebirth
    3. The structure of Lokasamgraha: volunteers, networks and training
    4. Succession, routinization of charisma and judicial religion
    Part II. The Tablighi Jamaat's Call for Self-reform:
    5. Pedagogy of Tablighi reform: the mission and the messenger
    6. 'Unintended consequences' of piety and discourses of Islamic reform
    Conclusion: religion, movements and secularity
    Glossary
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Anindita Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
    Anindita Chakrabarti teaches in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. She was also Visiting Professor at Leipzig University in 2013. Her research interests are sociology of religion, sociology of social movements, sociology of work and sociology of law.

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