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At six, she is yoga trainer to grownups
By Asit Srivastava, Allahabad, Nov 1 : She is barely six years old but calls the shots at a class full of sadhus, housewives and other grownups. Meet Shruti Pandey, a yoga trainer at an ashram in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad district.

Wandering With Sadhus

Wandering With Sadhus


In this moving ethnographic portrait of Hindu renouncers-sadhus or ascetics-in northern India and Nepal, Sondra L. Hausner considers a paradox that shapes their lives: while ostensibly defined by their solitary spiritual practice, the stripping away of social commitments, and their break with family and community, renouncers in fact regularly interact with householder society. They form a distinctive, alternative community with its own internal structure, but one that is not located in any single place. Highly mobile and dispersed across the subcontinent, its members are regularly brought together through pilgrimage circuits on festival cycles. Drawing on many years of fieldwork, Hausner presents intimate portraits of individual sadhus as she examines the shared views of space, time, and the body that create the ground for everyday experience. Written with an extraordinary blend of empathy, compassion, and anthropological insight, this study will appeal to scholars, students, and general readers alike. *Author: Hausner, Sondra L. *Series Title: Contemporary Indian Studies *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 247 *Publication Date: 2007/12/05 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.25 x 6.44 x 0.76 inches

  1. January 20th, 2011 at 15:11 | #1

    This video clip shows various amazing styles of dreadlocks as worn by the Sadhus of India. Plenty of inspiration here for creating your own unique look.

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