- Folk Hinduism
Folk Hinduism or Popular Hinduism is the aspect of
Hinduismas a folk religionor ethnic religion, i.e. nominal Hinduism mixed with Animist practice, as opposed to its scholastic or mystical aspects ( Brahmanism, Vedanta, Hindu philosophy). Folk Hinduism is emphatically polytheistic, as opposed to Brahmanism or Vedantic Hinduism, which emphasize Monismor Monotheism.
*Vineeta Sinha, "Problematizing Received Categories: Revisiting ‘Folk Hinduism’ and ‘Sanskritization’", Current Sociology, Vol. 54, No. 1, 98-111 (2006)
*Vineeta Sinha , "Persistence of ‘Folk Hinduism’ in Malaysia and Singapore", Australian Religion Studies Review Vol. 18 No. 2 (Nov 2005):211-234
*Stuart H. Blackburn, "Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India", UCP (1996), ch. 3: " Ambivalent Accommodations: Bhakti and Folk Hinduism".
*Stuart H. Blackburn, "Death and Deification: Folk Cults in Hinduism", History of Religions (1985).
*David N. Gellner, "Hinduism. None, one or many?", Social Anthropology (2004), 12: 367-371 Cambridge University
*L. E. Nelson (ed.), "Purifying the Earthly Body of God: Religion and Ecology in Hindu India", New York (1998).
Hindu views on monotheism
Hinduism in Malaysia
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