ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Labyrinth of Bhakti-On Some Questions of Medieval Indian History

What was the social structure and the substratum of ideas and attitudes which gave rise to the bhakti movement of medieval India which drew support from diverse religious sects? What was the impact of Islam on the content of the movement which attempted to dissolve social taboos and prescriptive communal rules? What was the relationship between the phenomenal growth of the movement and the rise and expansion of commodity production and domestic trade in medieval India? And what if any are the parallels between the heterodox sects of the bhakti movement and the radical sects of European Protestantism?

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