The Madness of the Saints

Ecstatic Religion in Bengal

June McDaniel

The Madness of the Saints
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June McDaniel

343 pages | © 1989
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780226557236 Published July 1989
Although ecstasy has been explored in several Indian contexts, surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to its central role in Bengali devotion. In The Madness of the Saints, June McDaniel undertakes the first comprehensive study of religious ecstasy in Bengal, examining the texts that describe it, the people who experience it, and the traditions that support it.
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