Becoming Vaishnava in an Ideal Vedic City

Author(s): John Fahy
Original Publish Date: Nov 04, 2019
Product Number: EB00825637
Released: Jun 26, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781789206104
Publisher: Berghahn Books
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Becoming Vaishnava in an Ideal Vedic City centers on a growing multinational community of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) devotees in Mayapur, West Bengal. While ISKCON's history is often presented in terms of an Indian guru ‘transplanting' Indian spirituality to the West, this book focusses on the efforts to bring ISKCON back to India. Paying particular attention to devotees' failure to consistently live up to ISKCON's ideals and the ongoing struggle to realize the utopian vision of an ‘ideal Vedic city', this book argues that the anthropology of ethics must account for how moral systems accommodate the problem of moral failure.