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The Madness of the Saints

Ecstatic Religion in Bengal

Although ecstasy has been explored in several Indian contexts, surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to its central role in Bengali devotion. In The Madness of the Saints, June McDaniel undertakes the first comprehensive study of religious ecstasy in Bengal, examining the texts that describe it, the people who experience it, and the traditions that support it.

343 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1989

Asian Studies: South Asia

Religion: South and East Asian Religions

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