Sai Baba is dead

from Press News, posted 04/26/2011 - 12:42

During the weekend we heard of the death of the godman, mystic, saint and charismatic religious leader, Shri Sathya Sai Baba, a neo-Hindu guru famed for his miracle-working. Credited with being was one of the significant constituents of modern Hinduism in contemporary India, Sai Baba also attracted a world-wide following of devotees. He was however a controversial figure, among other things accused of sorcery, trickery and uttering platitudes.

These aspects are nicely reflected in a study by Alexandra Kent of the Sai Baba phenomenon in Malaysia, published a few years ago by NIAS Press: Divinity and Diversity: A Hindu Revitalization Movement in Malaysia. More details and a free sample chapter can be found on the book’s webpage.


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