Title:Sadhus of India The Sociological View
Author:B. D. Tripathi
Remarks:Colour and B&W Photographs, Appendix, Bibliography and Index.
Size:150 x 225 mm
Sadhus of India is a scholarly study of the mendicant sadhus (Hindu ascetics) of Uttar Pradesh, India, with the goal of evaluating the role and status of sadhus in modern Indian society.
The book is based on interviews with 500 sadhus from 66 sects of the Vaihnava, Shaiva and other orders. The book contains chapters on research, design and methodology.