Bishnoi: An Eco-Theological "New Religious Movement" In The Indian Desert

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Article discussing research on the Bishnois and an eco-theological "new religious movement" in the indian desert.

Creator(s): Jain, Pankaj
Creation Date: August 2010
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UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
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Jain, Pankaj

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Publisher Name: A. Deepak Publishing
Place of Publication: [Hampton, Virginia]
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  • Creation: August 2010
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Article discussing research on the Bishnois and an eco-theological "new religious movement" in the indian desert.

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Department: Anthropology
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Abstract: Although Rajasthan is the "desert" state in the North West of India, it has been a fertile ground for interreligious interactions for the last several centuries, welcoming or battling the new groups entering South Asia. This article presents the author's fieldwork done with the Bishnois, a Rajasthani community that transcends the boundaries of Hinduism and Islam. Although Bishnois are now considered a caste-group within the Hindu community, they were classified with Muslims in 1891 Census of Marwar. The author notes that despite the several common elements of Hindu and Muslim practices and ideas in this community, at present the Bishnois reject any connection with Islam. The article concludes that this "Hinduization" can be contextualized with similar process taking place with several other "liminal" communities.

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20 p.

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Keyword(s): Bishnois | ecology | Hinduism | Muslim | Islam
Source: Journal of Vaishnava Studies, 2010, Hampton: A. Deepak Publishing, pp. 1-20
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UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Resource Type: Article
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Publication Title: Journal of Vaishnava Studies
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
Page Start: 1
Page End: 20
Peer Reviewed: Yes