Wandering with Sadhus
by Sondral L Hausner (9780253219497)

Wandering with Sadhus
Sondral L Hausner
Release Date: 01 March 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 247
Category: Anthropology
ISBN: 9780253219497
ISBN-10: 0253219493

In this moving ethnographic portrait of Hindu renouncerssadhus or asceticsin northern India and Nepal, Sondra L. Hausner considers a paradox that shapes their lives: while ostensibly defined by their solitary spiritual practice, the stripping away of social commitments, and their break with family and community, renouncers in fact regularly interact with "householder" society. Hausner presents intimate portraits of individual sadhus as she examines the shared views of space, time, and the body that create the ground for everyday experience.

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