Pierced By Murugan'S Lance: Ritual, Power, And Moral Redemption Among Malaysian Hindus
Pierced By Murugan'S Lance: Ritual, Power, And Moral Redemption Among Malaysian Hindus
Pierced By Murugan'S Lance: Ritual, Power, And Moral Redemption Among Malaysian Hindus

Brand: Northern Illinois University Press

Pierced By Murugan'S Lance: Ritual, Power, And Moral Redemption Among Malaysian Hindus

  • Publish Date: 1997-10-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Elizabeth Fuller Collins
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An analysis of the Thaipusam festival of the Hindu Tamils of Malaysia and the vows they make to the god Murugan. It explores the meaning of vow fulfilment as reflected in social, economic and political divisions in the Tamil community, and the practice of ritual as a form of symbolic action.

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