In this volume Srinivas revisits ritual in Bangalore,India to understand how change occurs.

 

How do people deal with changes that modernity brings?

 

What is a good life in these circumstances? Can we live ethically and creatively despite precariousness? In what she calls an "intellectual gamble", Srinivas calls for an "anthropology of wonder" revitalizing the anthropology of religion; developing a philosophical and creative anthropology that is at once expansive, integrative, and inclusive.

 

Her poetic narrative interlaces landscapes, topographies, objects, apprehensions and perceptions in a religio- emotional landscape of wonderment. Taking us on a journey through movement, atmosphere and surfaces, she guides us to a critical conclusion: creativity and wonder are central to modern life and religion interfaces with wonder in significant ways.

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