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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:The Hare Krishnas in India
Author(s):Brooks, Charles R
Publisher Name:Princeton University Press
Place of Publication:Princeton, N.J.
Date of Publication:1989
Annotation:In this study of the interactions between Indian and foreign Krishna devotees in the pilgrimage town of Vrindaban in Uttar Pradesh, Brooks uses the sociological approach of “symbolic interactionism” to describe how encounters between residents, pilgrims, Indians, and foreigners shape symbols and determine meanings over time. He discusses the setting and symbolic locus of Vrindaban, its transformation from a forest retreat into a town, the incorporation International Society for Krishna.
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