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The Da an M -Sa NY S S: The Integration of Ascetic Lineages Into an Order
by M.J. Clark
This book provides an account of the organisation, practices and history of the Da?an?m?-Sa?ny?s?s, one of the largest sects of s?dhu-s ('holy men') in South Asia. According to tradition, the sect was founded by the legendary south-Indian philosopher ?a?kar?c?rya, whose floruit was most probably around 700CE. While the first three chapters of this book examine the sect's o ...more
Hardcover, 354 pages
Published August 4th 2006 by Brill Academic Publishers
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