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This book studies Piro's poetry and autobiographical verses, analyzing her bhakti's imaginary that constructed her autonomous subjectivity. The Gulabdasi sect is examined through her and her guru's writings, commenting on their advaita-inspired heterodox practice that allowed Piro's blossoming. The Gulabdasi presence in Punjab is traced from the nineteenth century to the present. The book looks at the vibrancy of apparently marginal religiosities of gurus and deras,commenting on their remarkable place in people's piety.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book studies Piro's poetry and autobiographical verses, analyzing her bhakti's imaginary that constructed her autonomous subjectivity. The Gulabdasi sect is examined through her and her guru's writings, commenting on their advaita-inspired heterodox practice that allowed Piro's blossoming. The Gulabdasi presence in Punjab is traced from the nineteenth century to the present. The book looks at the vibrancy of apparently marginal religiosities of gurus and deras,commenting on their remarkable place in people's piety.
Autorenporträt
Anshu Malhotra teaches at the Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi, India. She has written extensively on gender issues over the past two decades. She is also the author of Gender, Caste, and Religious Identities: Restructuring Class in Colonial Punjab (2002). Her other previous publications include the edited volumes Speaking of the Self: Gender, Performance, and Autobiography in South Asia (2015) with Siobhan Lambert-Hurley and Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice (2012) with Farina Mir.