Spirituality in India - A Cultural Perspective
Spirituality in India is not just an esoteric philosophy or practice, it has found its place in the most commonplace routines and daily lives of India's people. Looking at how spirituality fits in this context can give us a better perspective of the roots and future of Indian culture. Besides, it also helps us understand the unique nature of spiritual pursuit in India, which is found in various forms: as ascetic practices, the study of scriptures, devotion or bhakti, pilgrimages and temples. This book focuses on indigenously developed spiritual traditions, which include Hinduism and its offshoots, Christianity of the Malabar Coast and Indian branches of the Sufi tradition.