hinduism film recommendations

Lance Nelson lnelson at SANDIEGO.EDU
Mon Sep 17 21:39:51 UTC 2012


One of my favorites, though now a tad dated, is the BBC film "The Fourth Stage," which documents the deliberations of a retired Deccan Herald editor as he tries to decide whether he should follow a family tradition and take samnyasa in his old age.  Included is his pilgrimage to Srngeri (where he has an interview the Sankaracarya) and Banaras (where he observes a ritual initiation into samnyasa), as well as a fascinating discussion with his family ("We're all against your idea!).  Now available on DVD. See:



Lance Nelson
Theology & Religious Studies
University of San Diego

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