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The Devi Gita
The Devi Gita (September 1998)
The Song of the Goddess: A Translation, Annotation, and Commentary
C. Mackenzie Brown - Author

This translation and commentary on an important Hindu text on the Great Goddess envisions a universe created and protected by a compassionate female deity.

This book provides a translation, with introduction, commentary, and annotation, of the medieval Hindu Sanskrit text the Devi Gita (Song of the Goddess). It is an important but not well-known text from the rich SAakta (Goddess) tradition of India. The Dev...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhist Fundamentalism and Minority Identities in Sri Lanka
Buddhist Fundamentalism and Minority Identities in Sri Lanka (July 1998)
Tessa J. Bartholomeusz - Editor
Chandra R. de Silva - Editor

This examination of Sri Lanka's ethnic and religious minorities links the past with the present through a treatment of Sinhala-Buddhist fundamentalist development in the late nineteenth century and its hegemony in the late twentieth.

Buddhist Fundamentalism and Minority Identities in Sri Lanka explores Sinhala-Buddhist fundamentalist ideology and its power to shape the identities of Sri Lanka's ethnic and religio...(Read More)
 
 
Open Boundaries
Open Boundaries (July 1998)
Jain Communities and Cultures in Indian History
John E. Cort - Editor

Enlarges our understanding of Jainism, one of the oldest yet least-studied of the world's living religions, by challenging the standard scholarly portraits of both Jains and South Asian religion and culture.


Open Boundaries provides a new perspective on Jainism, one of the oldest yet least-studied of the world's living religions. Ten closely-focused studies investigate the interactions between Jains and non-Jains in South As...(Read More)
 
 
The Character of Logic in India
The Character of Logic in India (May 1998)
Bimal Krishna Matilal - Author
Jonardon Ganeri - Editor
Heeraman Tiwari - Editor

The last work of the eminent philosopher Bimal Krishna Matilal, this book traces the origins of logical theory in India.

"It is a lucid presentation on a most difficult topic. Only a great scholar and teacher like Matilal could have produced such a book. It covers a large field with ease and grace." -- J. N. Mohanty, Emory University

The Character of Logic in India is the last work of the e...(Read More)
 
 
Dattatreya: The Immortal Guru, Yogin, and Avatara
Dattatreya: The Immortal Guru, Yogin, and Avatara (April 1998)
A Study of the Transformative and Inclusive Character of a Multi-faceted Hindu Deity
Antonio Rigopoulos - Author

Presents the multi-faceted Hindu deity Dattatreya from his Puranic emergence to modern times.

This book presents the multi-faceted Hindu deity Dattatreya from his Puranic emergence up to modern times. Dattatreya's Brahmanical portrayal, as well as his even more archaic characterization as a Tantric antinomian figure, combines both Vaisnava Saiva motifs. Over the course of time, Dattatreya has come to embody the roles of ...(Read More)
 
 
Untouchable Pasts
Untouchable Pasts (April 1998)
Religion, Identity, and Power among a Central Indian Community, 1780-1950
Saurabh Dube - Author

Constructs a history of an untouchable and heretical community, the Satnamis of Central India.

Untouchable Pasts constructs a history of an untouchable and heretical community over the last two hundred years. The Satnamis of Central India have combined the features of a caste and a sect to question and challenge the tenor of ritual power that variously defines Hinduism. At the same time, within the community, schemes of meaning...(Read More)
 
 
Devoted to the Goddess
Devoted to the Goddess (February 1998)
The Life and Work of Ramprasad
Malcolm McLean - Author

Examines the legendary life and poetic works of Ramprasad, the eighteenth-century Bengali devotee of the Goddess, whose songs were influential in his own time and remain popular today.

"The author presents a brief, original interpretation of one of the most important, but least studied (in English) devotees of the Goddess. The book includes copious new translations (the best and most extensive in English, so far as I kno...(Read More)
 
 
Images of Women in Maharashtrian Society
Images of Women in Maharashtrian Society (January 1998)
Anne Feldhaus - Editor

Explores the conditions of women's lives in the modern state and traditional region of Maharashtra.

This volume, a companion to Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion (SUNY Press, 1996), approaches more closely the realities of women's lives. Using historical documents from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and photographs, interviews, and conversations from the twentieth, the book constr...(Read More)
 
 
Seeing through Texts
Seeing through Texts (July 1996)
Doing Theology among the Srivaisnavas of South India
Francis X. Clooney, SJ - Author

Examines texts and commentaries in the Tamil-language SArivastradition of South India; about the general issues of text, vision, and narrative that such texts raise, and about the implications of these for a particular style of comparative theology.

"Clooney has turned an analysis of Satakopan's Tiruvaymoli, a theology treatise in the form of a long sensual poem about a girl's love for God, into seductive contempo...(Read More)
 
 
The Science of Empire
The Science of Empire (May 1996)
Scientific Knowledge, Civilization, and Colonial Rule in India
Zaheer Baber - Author

Investigates the complex social processes involved in the introduction and institutionalization of Western science in colonial India.
In Science, Civilization, and Empire in India, Zaheer Baber analyzes the social context of the origins and development of science and technology in India from antiquity through colonialism to the modern period. The focus is on the two- way interaction between science and society: how specific social...(Read More)
 
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