Popular Religion, Elites and Reform Hook Swinging and Its Prohibition in Colonial India, 1800-1894 by Geoffrey A. Oddie

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  • Asian / Middle Eastern history,
  • Social & cultural anthropology,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Sociology,
  • Religious life and customs,
  • India,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Hinduism,
  • Rituals,
  • Self-torture

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Number of Pages210
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ISBN 108173041016
ISBN 109788173041013

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