Angela Rudert is senior lecturer in the Department of Religion at Colgate University.
This nuanced and informative book is recommended for, though not limited to, scholars and students (both graduate and undergraduate) interested in religion, transnationalism, and gender, as well as histories of the present, Indic studies, and the ethical implications of ethnographic scholarship today.
Angela Rudert has written a fascinating study of the contemporary Punjabi female spiritual leader Anandmurti Gurumaa, generally simply referred to as ‘Gurumaa’. This is a rich account of an important, but as yet little known Indian-derived spiritual movement. . . . Rudert’s book is highly accessible and yet deals with some important and complex issues. It is relevant to anyone interested in the appeal of contemporary gurus, the globalisation of spirituality, and the increasing significance of new media platforms in spiritual movements.