Religion ocupies an important palces in both the private and public domains in India. This book presents essays on India`s major religions as practised in everyday life. It views religion from ethnographic and historical perspectives rather than from a theological angle.This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of sciology, social anthropology, religion, politics, and history.
T.N.Madan is honarary professor at the institute of Economic growth, Delhi. He is the honorary fellow of the Royal Anthropological institute (London) and Docteur Honoris Causia of the University of Paris.