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Sect means here a small, voluntary and enthusiastic religious community with doctrinal conformity and is not to be used as in Western tradition where it means a splinter group breaking out from the main church. For a discussion on religious movements’ see Lorenzen (2004)
For an overview of modern ascetic sects and their historical origin see (the detailed table of) Michaels (2004). See also the sociologist Ghurye (1953). Another good historical overview and anthropological study of Sadhus is by Gross (1992).
See the sociologist Ghurye and the anthropologist Gross – as quoted in the note above. Hindu asceticism here becomes an anti-institution assimilating the social spill over of a rigid society.
A good discussion is found in Cope (1999).
Another recent example of a too broad understanding of yoga is found in Connolly (2007). Larson (2008) similarly criticises such an approach.