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}
  • Susan Prill
  • Published 2009
  • Art
  • Material Religion
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
    1 Citations
    Factors Motivating Sikh Canadian Youth to Become Involved in the Khalistan Movement
    • PDF


    Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
    • 315
    Popular Sikh art
    • 8
    • Highly Influential
    Punjab & Sind Bank’s Art Gallery Archive
    • art-gallery/main-art.htm (accessed November 30, 2008).
    • 2008
    Memorial for Bhagat Namdev in Punjab
    • The Hindu, October 22. http:// holnus/004200710220938.htm
    • 2007
    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Art Museum
    • Sri Namdev Darbar Ghoman. May
    • 2006