Connected Places

Region, Pilgrimage, and Geographical Imagination in India

  • Authors
  • Anne Feldhaus

Part of the Religion/Culture/Critique book series (RCCR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Anne Feldhaus
    Pages 1-15
  3. Anne Feldhaus
    Pages 17-43
  4. Anne Feldhaus
    Pages 45-87
  5. Anne Feldhaus
    Pages 89-126
  6. Anne Feldhaus
    Pages 211-222
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-322

About this book


This book examines the words and actions of people who live in regions in the state of Maharashtra in Western India to illustrate the idea that regions are not only created by humans, but given meaning through religious practices. By exploring the people living in the area of Maharashtra, Feldhaus draws some very interesting conclusions about how people differentiate one region from others, and how we use stories, rituals, and ceremonies to recreate their importance. Feldhaus discovers that religious meanings attached to regions do not necessarily have a political teleology. According to Feldhaus, 'There is also a chance, even now, that religious imagery can enrich the lives of individuals and small communities without engendering bloodshed and hatred'.


biography consciousness gender individual state traditions

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