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The Living and the Dead
The Living and the Dead (September 2003)
Social Dimensions of Death in South Asian Religions
Liz Wilson - Editor

Explores the social treatment of death in South Asian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and other traditions. Includes material on women and marginalized groups.

This collection examines the social dimensions of death in South Asian religions, exploring the ritualized exchanges between the living and the dead performed by Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and other religious groups. Using ethnographic and histori...(Read More)
Tales for the Dying
Tales for the Dying (February 2003)
The Death Narrative of the Bhagavata-Purana
E. H. Rick Jarow - Author

Explores death and dying in the Bhagavata-Purana and in the Indian religious imagination using insights from myth, semiotics, and depth psychology as well as the Indian commentarial tradition.
Tales for the Dying explores the centrality of death and dying in the narrative of the Bhagavata-Purana, India’s great text of devotional theism, canonized as an integral part of the Vaisnava bhakti tradition. The text grapples with de...(Read More)
Popular Christianity in India
Popular Christianity in India (October 2002)
Riting between the Lines
Selva J. Raj - Editor
Corinne G. Dempsey - Editor

Explores the lived experience of Christianity in India.

Popular Christianity in India explores Indian Christianity as crafted and expressed through lived experience, providing an important balance to currently available, typically theological, studies. Drawing from many disciplines, this volume unearths the multifaceted terrain of festivals, rituals, saints, miracle workers, missionaries, and visionaries in Ch...(Read More)
Rapt in the Name
Rapt in the Name (August 2002)
The Ramnamis, Ramnam, and Untouchable Religion in Central India
Ramdas Lamb - Author

An introduction to the Ram bhakti tradition and a fascinating account of its practice among a group of Central Indian Untouchables.

In Rapt in the Name, Ramdas Lamb provides an intriguing account of the Ram bhakti tradition in India. Less well-known in the West than the tradition of devotion to Krishna, the Ram tradition is an important component of Hinduism. Ram is the most-worshipped form of the divine in North ...(Read More)
Silence Unheard
Silence Unheard (November 2001)
Deathly Otherness in Patanjala-Yoga
Yohanan Grinshpon - Author

Explores the experience of yoga in the Yogasutra of Patanjali.

Silence Unheard
maintains that the reality of Patanjali's Yogasutra is a profound silence barely and variously audible to the scholars and interpreters who approach it. Even the Yogasutra itself is an "approach," a voice articulating an other-- a silent, beyond-speech yogin. Author Yohanan Grinshpon presents Patanjali as a San...(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)
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)
The Artful Universe
The Artful Universe (November 1997)
An Introduction to the Vedic Religious Imagination
William K. Mahony - Author

Provides an accessible introduction to the Vedic religious world by focusing on the role of divine and human imagination in sacred texts.

"The Artful Universe provides a gentle tour through formative passages from the Rgveda and Upanisads that explicate the creative ritual/philosophical process. I particularly enjoyed the passages selected by the author, and his competent translation of ...(Read More)
Literary India
Literary India (July 1995)
Comparative Studies in Aesthetics, Colonialism, and Culture
Patrick Colm Hogan - Editor
Lalita Pandit - Editor

This book analyzes a variety of materials from the Indian literary tradition. examining both its indigenous development and its relation to the West, and developing ideas from cultural criticism, literary theory, linguistics, and Indology.
"The breadth of discussion of Indian literature is impressive. Texts analyzed range from classical Sanskrit works to contemporary films. Moreover, the use of comparative literature methodologies is ce...(Read More)
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