Representing sainthood in india: sikh and hindu visions of namdev

  title={Representing sainthood in india: sikh and hindu visions of namdev},
  author={Susan Prill},
  journal={Material Religion},
  pages={156 - 179}
ABSTRACT This article examines representations of the poet-saint Namdev in Indian popular art. Posters and calendars are the key mode of religious visual expression in India today, and are the locus of ongoing debates about sainthood and religious identity. The particular focus of this article is Namdev's representations in the state of Punjab, northwest India. Punjab is home to both Sikh and Hindu communities, which make competing claims about Namdev's relevance and hagiography. This article… 

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