The Radhasoami Tradition: A Critical History of Guru Successorship

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Garland Pub., 1992 - Religion - 351 pages
A sociological study of the forces at work in choosing a successor to a guru, taking as the central example, the 1974 rivalry for spiritual leadership of an Indian sect. Traces the lineage back to the beginning of the sect, noting the circumstances of the various successions, and relating them to the thoughts of the followers about the recent succession, based on interviews. No subject index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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