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The Experience of Hinduism
The Experience of Hinduism (February 1988)
Essays on Religion in Maharashtra
Eleanor Zelliot - Editor
Maxine Berntsen - Editor

This book presents multi-faceted images of religious experience in the Marathi-speaking region of India. In addition to Irawati Karve's classic, "On the Road," about her pilgrimage to Pandharpur, there are three essays by Karve that appear in English for the first time. Here is possession by gods and ghosts, an actual sermon by an inspired saint in the traditional bhajan style, and an autobiographical account of the religious nationalism of the mili...(Read More)
Palkhi (July 1987)
An Indian Pilgrimage
D. B. Mokashi - Author
Philip C. Engblom - Translator
Eleanor Zelliot - Translator

Mokashi is a Marathiof the post-independence generation of "Realists." This is a vivid account of his day-by-day experience on the Warkari pilgrimage from Alandi to Pandharpur on foot.

Pilgrimage is one of the most visible and pervasive features of Hinduism. Every year the Warkaris carry palanquins, called palkhis, bearing sandals representing the feet of their saints from various towns to Pandharpur in Maharashtra--to ...(Read More)
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