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By Edwin Bryant, Maria Ekstrand

Dancing and chanting with their shaven heads and saffron gowns, Hare Krishnas awarded the main obvious face of any of the japanese religions transplanted to the West throughout the sixties and seventies. but few humans recognize a lot approximately them.

This accomplished research comprises greater than twenty contributions from participants, ex-members, and lecturers who've the Hare Krishna stream for years. because the demise of its founder, the move, sometimes called the foreign Society for Krishna recognition (ISKCON), has skilled debates over the jobs of authority, heresy, and dissent, that have ended in the improvement of numerous splinter pursuits. there's a transforming into women's rights flow and a hugely publicized baby abuse scandal. offering a privileged examine the folk and matters shaping ISKCON, this quantity additionally bargains perception into the advanced elements surrounding the emergence of non secular traditions, together with early Christianity, in addition to a glimpse of the unique seeds and the germinating levels of a non secular culture placing down roots in overseas soil.

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