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  • Public Shrines and Private Interests: The Symbolism of the Village Temple.
    Sharma, Ursula M. (1974)
    Sociological Bulletin 23:1: 71-92.

    Fieldwork in a Himalayan village; focuses on why Hindu shrines are seldom used for worship though accorded great significance.

    Associated Search Terms: Shrine; Hindu, India; India, Kangra District
  • The Immortal Cowherd and the Saintly Carrier. An Essay in the Study of Cults.
    Sharma, Ursula M. (1970)
    Sociological Bulletin 19:2: 137-152. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. new Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 149-164]

    Based on 1966-67 field work in the Kangra District in the Himalayas, on cults of 2 saints. Baba Balak Nath is a commercial saint, dependent on impersonal relations; Baba Ludru is non-commercial & dependent on personal relations with the cult's official.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, India; India, Kangra District; Saints; Cult
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