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Gurus in America
Gurus in America (October 2005)
Thomas A. Forsthoefel - Editor
Cynthia Ann Humes - Editor

A fascinating look at Hindu gurus with significant followings in the United States.

Gurus in America provides an excellent introduction to the guru phenomenon in the United States, with in-depth analyses of nine important Hindu gurus—Adi Da, Ammachi, Mayi Chidvilasananda, Gurani Anjali, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Osho, Ramana Maharshi, Sai Baba, and Swami Bhaktivedanta. All of these gurus have attracted signific...(Read More)
 
 
Living Banaras
Living Banaras (April 1993)
Hindu Religion in Cultural Context
Bradley R. Hertel - Editor
Cynthia Ann Humes - Editor

By focusing on contemporary popular religious traditions, the book represents a substantial contribution to the study of modern religious practices in Banaras, holy city of India. This book offers in-depth, ethnographic views of many contemporary popular religious practices that have, for the most part, received little attention by scholars. Topics covered include the Ramlila celebrations, devotion to Hanuman, and goddess worship, and the way that...(Read More)
 
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