"In this remarkable book Sarah LeVine brings us into religious lives and cultural worlds portrayed with an immediacy, complexity, and intimacy so very different from 'textbook religion.'"
Diane Eck author of rel="nofollow" target="_top">A New Religious American
"This is a major work, the beginning of ongoing discussions about the role and impact of religion in multiple societies around the world. It fascinates and prods and disturbs and enlightens. Best of all, the book reads like a novel without losing a scintilla of academic credibility. My best advice: whatever you were going to read next, forget it. Read this book instead."
Joan Chittister author of Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir
Sarah LeVine was educated at Oxford and the University of Chicago and received her PhD. from Harvard University where she is an associate of the department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies. Her most recent book is Rebuilding Buddhism with David Gellner. She lives in the Boston area.