Download Beyond Hindu and Muslim: Multiple Identity in Narratives by Peter Gottschalk PDF

By Peter Gottschalk

Wondering the normal depiction of India as a state divided among spiritual groups, Gottschalk indicates that people dwelling in India have a number of identities, a few of which minimize throughout non secular limitations. The tales narrated via villagers residing within the northern country of Bihar depict daily social interactions that go beyond the easy divide of Hindu and Muslim.

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Download Hindu Narratives on Human Rights by Arvind Sharma PDF

By Arvind Sharma

Written by means of a number one Hindu student, Hindu Narratives on Human Rights is geared up round particular rights, akin to the fitting to possess estate, the rights of youngsters, women's rights, and animal rights. inside of those different types and in mild of the questions they increase, the publication offers a guided travel of Hindu narratives on ethics, starting from the well-known non secular epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, to varied kinds of secular literature drawn from virtually one thousand years of Indic civilization. the belief that Hindu moral discourse is narrative instead of propositional is a comparatively fresh one. for that reason, the existing tendency within the West has been to miss it within the context of the dialogue of human rights. This publication was once written to right that oversight. It exhibits that the presence of the common within the specific in Hindu tales is a key to realizing Hindu wondering human rights—and it exhibits ways that Hindu moral discourse can engage creatively with smooth human rights discourse.

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Download A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology: Kumarila on by John Taber, Francis X. Clooney PDF

By John Taber, Francis X. Clooney

This can be a translation of the bankruptcy on conception of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of many valuable texts of the Hindu reaction to the feedback of the logical-epistemological college of Buddhist concept. In an in depth observation, the writer explains the process the argument from verse to verse and alludes to different theories of classical Indian philosophy and different technical issues. Notes to the interpretation and observation pass extra into the ancient and philosophical history of Kumarila's rules. The booklet offers an creation to the background and the improvement of Indian epistemology, a synopsis of Kumarila's paintings and an research of its argument.

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Download The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words by Arthur Osborne PDF

By Arthur Osborne

During this publication Arthur osborne has succeeded in featuring in a quick compass the basic teachings of the Maharshi,through a strategy of choice from his dialogues and written works.The topic has been categorised lower than exact subjects.This booklet fulfills the necessity for a short,reliable compendium of Sri Bhagawan's instructions--which in prior years have been on hand in most cases within the kind of jottings.The notes of the writer are of significant worth. Ever because it was once released within the yr 1996 the book's call for is so nice that it's been re-printed 11 instances inside of 4 years!

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Download The enlightened leader : an introduction to the chakras of by Hoopen, Peter ten; Trompenaars, Alfons PDF

By Hoopen, Peter ten; Trompenaars, Alfons

With the beautiful public circumstances of management long past awry, the quest is on for one of those management that includes human values in an another way exploitative enterprise global. during this publication, the authors take the scalpel and handle deeply ingrained nefarious administration concept, and convey tips on how to therapeutic, commencing clean fields of ambition, new levels of ardour, and creativity. A synthesis of the simplest Western pondering and jap knowledge teachings, the ebook introduces "The Chakras of Leadership," a version of management that differentiates seven degrees of human strength use

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Download Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey by Philip Lutgendorf PDF

By Philip Lutgendorf

Hanuman, the committed monkey helper of Rama and Sita, has lengthy been famous as a favored personality in India's historic Ramayana epic. yet extra lately he has additionally develop into essentially the most liked and worshiped gods within the Hindu pantheon - enshrined in majestic new temples, yet both found in poster paintings, ads, and mass media. Drawing on Sanskrit and vernacular texts, classical iconography and smooth television serials, and huge fieldwork and interviews, Philip Lutgendorf demanding situations the tutorial clich? of Hanuman as a "minor" or "folk" deity through exploring his advanced and transforming into function in South Asian faith and tradition. This wide-ranging research examines the ancient evolution of Hanuman's worship, his shut organization with Shiva and goddesses, his invocation in tantric ritual, his actual immortality and enduring presence in sacred websites, and his attract devotees who comprise students, wrestlers, healers, politicians, and middle-class urbanites.Lutgendorf additionally bargains a wealthy array of interesting tales no longer formerly on hand in English: an increasing epic cycle that he christens the "Hanumayana." Arguing that Hanuman's function as cosmic "middle guy" is in detail associated with his embodiment in an enthralling and provocative simian shape, Lutgendorf strikes past the Indian subcontinent to interrogate the broader human fascination with anthropoid primates as boundary beings and as powerful signifiers of either Self and different.

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Download The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention by Corinne G. Dempsey PDF

By Corinne G. Dempsey

The Goddess Lives in Upstate manhattan is a profile of a flourishing Hindu temple within the city of Rush, manhattan. The temple, verified via a charismatic nonbrahman Sri Lankan Tamil referred to as Aiya, sticks out for its mix of orthodox ritual meticulousness and socioreligious iconoclasm. The energy with which devotees perform ritual themselves and their prepared entry to the deities contrasts sharply with ritual actions at such a lot North American Hindu temples, the place (following the standard Indian customized) ritual is played in basic terms by means of monks and entry to the hugely sanctified divine pictures is heavily guarded. Drawing on a number of years of fieldwork, Dempsey weaves conventional South Asian stories, temple miracle debts, and devotional testimonials into an research of the specified dynamics of diaspora Hinduism. She explores the ways that the goddess, the guru, and temple individuals dwell at cultural and non secular intersections, noting how differences among extraordinary and mundane, conference and non-convention, and household and international are extra usually intertwined and interdependent than in tidy competition. This full of life and available paintings is a special and critical contribution to diaspora Hindu reports.

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Download Le Soi et l’Autre : Identité, différence et altérité dans la by Isabelle Ratié PDF

By Isabelle Ratié

Si les récents travaux de recherche consacrés au śivaïsme ont permis de mieux comprendre les dimensions religieuses des mouvements śivaïtes médiévaux, les facets proprements philosophiques de certains des textes produits dans ces milieux demeurent largement méconnus. los angeles présenté étude se suggest de contribuer à combler cette lacune en explorant le système philosophique complexe et unique élaboré par les śivaïtes non dualistes cachemiriens Utpaladeva (925-975) et Abhinavagupta (975-1025). Montrant que ce système ne se réduit pas à une exégèse scripturaire, l’ouvrage study l. a. genèse des strategies de los angeles philosophie de los angeles Pratyabhijñā ou “Reconnaissance” en prenant en compte l. a. complexité du champ philosophique (déjà investi par divers courants aussi bien bouddhiques que brahmaniques) dans lequel l. a. pensée d’Utpaladeva s’est développée.

Recent scholarship on Śaivism has considerably accelerated our wisdom of the non secular dimensions of Medieval Śaiva events. even though, the philosophical facets displayed via the various texts produced in those milieux stay mostly unrecognized. the current research is helping fill this lacuna through exploring the subtle and unique philosophical method elaborated through the Kashmiri Śaiva nondualists Utpaladeva (fl. c. 925-975) and Abhinavagupta (fl. c. 975-1025). The ebook exhibits that the program can't be diminished to a trifling scriptural exegesis and examines the genesis of the most thoughts present in the Pratyabhijñā (“Recognition”) philosophy whereas making an allowance for the complexity of the philosophical box (already occupied through a variety of currents, Buddhist in addition to Brahmanical) within which Utpaladeva’s inspiration was once developed.

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Download Rethinking religion in India : the colonial construction of by Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens, Rajaram Hegde PDF

By Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens, Rajaram Hegde

This publication significantly assesses contemporary debates in regards to the colonial development of Hinduism. more and more students have come to grasp that the dominant knowing of Indian tradition and its traditions is unsatisfactory. in line with the classical paradigm, Hindu traditions are conceptualized as gains of a faith with particular ideals, doctrines, sacred legislation and holy texts. this day, even if, many teachers examine this perception to be a colonial ‘construction’. This ebook makes a speciality of the various models, arguments and counter-arguments of the thesis that the Hindu faith is a build of colonialism. Bringing jointly the various positions within the debate, it offers precious historic facts, arguments and conceptual instruments to check the argument. prepared in components, the 1st 1/2 the e-book offers new analyses of old and empirical facts; the second one provides many of the theoretical questions that experience emerged from the controversy at the development of Hinduism. the place the various members argue that Hinduism used to be created due to a western Christian suggestion of faith and the imperatives of British colonialism, others convey that this faith already existed in pre-colonial India; and in its place to those standpoints, different writers argue that Hinduism merely exists within the eu adventure and doesn't correspond to any empirical truth in India. This quantity deals new insights into the character of the development of faith in India and may be of curiosity to students of the heritage of faith, Asian faith, Postcolonial and South Asian Studies.

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