Religion and Technology in India: Spaces, Practices and Authorities

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- List of contributors -- Introduction -- Overview of the content of the chapters -- Note -- References -- 1. Vishwakarma: God of technology -- Vishwakarma as all-maker -- Vishwakarma in the work of ar...

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Main Author: Jacobsen, Knut A. (Author)
Other Authors: Myrvold, Kristina (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Milton Routledge 2018
Series/Journal:Routledge South Asian Religion Ser
Online Access: Volltext (Aggregator)
Parallel Edition:Print version: Jacobsen, Knut A: Religion and Technology in India : Spaces, Practices and Authorities. - Milton : Routledge,c2018. - 9780815384168
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Summary:Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- List of contributors -- Introduction -- Overview of the content of the chapters -- Note -- References -- 1. Vishwakarma: God of technology -- Vishwakarma as all-maker -- Vishwakarma in the work of artisans -- Vishwakarma and industrial technology -- Vishwakarma and the growth of infrastructure -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- 2. Saffron glasses: Indian nationalism and the enchantment of technology -- Politics, technology, and mass media participation -- Rebuilding the present -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- 3. Visualizing Sikh warriors, royalties, and rebels: Photography in colonial Punjab -- Colonial anthropometric photography -- Portrait photography among aristocrats -- Commercial photography -- Amateur and documentary photography -- Concluding remarks -- Acknowledgment -- Appendix 3.1 -- Bibliography -- 4. From the great goddess to everywoman: Western naturalism and the Durga murti in West Bengal -- The Durga Puja of Bengal -- Between Sanskrit and English: the manual texts -- The law of the gods and the contemporary clay-modeler -- The great goddess of the holy books -- From great goddess to everywoman -- Conclusion: reterritorialization -- Notes -- References -- 5. Indian TV soaps and gender roles: Hindu widows in historical texts and contemporary TV serials -- "Karmic crime" and the potential danger of widows -- Markers of widowhood and their symbolism: dress, jewelry, hair -- Renegotiating widowhood in contemporary Indian TV serials -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 6. Modern technology and its impact on religious performances in rural Himachal Pradesh: Personal remembrances and observations -- Glimpses of village life in 1984 and 2016 -- Impact of new technologies on religious forms of expression
Some impacts of stable electricity, television and electronic devices -- Water pipes and ancestor worship -- Motorized vehicles and "living images" -- Concluding remarks -- Notes -- References -- 7. Pilgrimage rituals and technological change: Alterations in the shraddha ritual at Kapilashram in the town of Siddhpur -- The Kapila pilgrimage place at Siddhpur and the shraddha ritual -- Change of infrastructure -- Changes in the shraddha ritual -- Recruiting ritual clients through the new media -- Concluding remarks -- Notes -- References -- 8. Changing Hindutva by technology: A case study of Hindutva Abhiyan and the use of social media -- Hindutva Abhiyan -- The importance of Hindutva in social media: perspectives of disciples -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 9. Promoting Punjabi Deras' ideologies online: A case of Dera Sacha Sauda -- Ideology of the "True Deal" -- Holy sayings and doings on the Web -- Spiritual Q&A Book: holy text on the Web -- Messages of the "Messenger" -- Notes -- References -- 10. Digital derasars in diaspora: A critical examination of Jain ritual online -- The impact of technological innovations on religious praxis -- Of virtual venues and digital derasars -- Real-world shrines, public and private -- The Jina in the cloud: typology of CMR in Jainism -- Finding the Jina in the cloud: reception and use -- Objections to ritual use of CMR -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index
ISBN:1351204785