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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In Mountain, Water, Rock, God, Luke Whitmore situates the disastrous flooding that fell on the Hindu Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath in 2013 within a broader religious ...
Mountain, Water, Rock, God: Understanding Kedarnath in the Twenty-First Century
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In Mountain, Water, Rock, God, Luke Whitmore situates the disastrous flooding that fell on the Hindu Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath in 2013 within a broader religious and ecological context. Whitmore explores the longer story of this powerful realm of the Hindu god Shiva through a holistic theoretical perspective that integrates phenomenological and systems-based approaches to the study of religion, pilgrimage, place, and ecology. He argues that close attention to places of religious significance offers a model for thinking through connections between ritual, narrative, climate destabilization, tourism, development, and disaster, and he shows how these critical components of human life in the twenty-first century intersect in the human experience of place.
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Mountain, Water, Rock, God: Understanding Kedarnath in the Twenty-First Century

by Luke Whitmore
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The 19th century was a pioneering age for vernacular texts in India. Vernacular writings became popular for making the 'first' interventions of their kind, written by Indians for Indians, and establishing new genres such as the novel. The Subhedar's Son, an award-winning Marathi novel, was written in 1895 and published ...
The Subhedar's Son: A Narrative of Brahmin-Christian Conversion from Nineteenth-century Maharashtra
The 19th century was a pioneering age for vernacular texts in India. Vernacular writings became popular for making the 'first' interventions of their kind, written by Indians for Indians, and establishing new genres such as the novel. The Subhedar's Son, an award-winning Marathi novel, was written in 1895 and published by the Bombay Tract and Book Society. The novel comprises overlapping personal and political trajectories.The author, The Rev. Dinkar Shankar Sawarkar, inscribed multiple viewpoints into his narrative, including that of his own father, the Shankar Nana (1819-1884), a Brahmin who was one of the early converts of the Church Missionary Society in Western India and served the CMS and the Anglican Church in various capacities for many years. Apart from Shankar Nana's conversion-story, Sawarkar provides readers with a blueprint of what a Brahminical journey towards Christian conversion encompassed, while describing his personal background of having lived a Christian life as a product of both Brahminism and Christianity. He in effect attempts to deconstruct Brahmanism through Christianity and as a Christian he claims Brahmin roots, with the aim of combatting the stigma of Christian conversion. Contextualized by the history of Maharashtra's early missions and the specificities of individual conversions, the novel allows modern researchers to appreciate the particularity of regional and vernacular Indian Christianity. This culturally-specific Christianity spurred the production of Christian vernacular print culture, associating 'being Marathi' with broader and more universal frameworks of Christianity. But this new genre also produced nativist forms of Christian devotion and piety. Deepra Dandekar introduces this annotated translation of The Subhedar's Son, with: an examination of the Church Missionary Society's socio- political context; a biography of Shankar Nana gleaned from archival sources; a brief summary of Sawarkar's biography; and an analysis of the multiple political opinions framing the book. An appendix contains a transcription of Shankar Nana's Christian witness.
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Practicing Caste attempts a fundamental break from the tradition of caste studies, showing the limits of the historical, sociological, political, and moral categories through which it has usually been discussed. Engaging with the resources phenomenology, structuralism, and poststructuralism offer to our thinking of the body, Jaaware helps to illuminate the ...
Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching
Practicing Caste attempts a fundamental break from the tradition of caste studies, showing the limits of the historical, sociological, political, and moral categories through which it has usually been discussed. Engaging with the resources phenomenology, structuralism, and poststructuralism offer to our thinking of the body, Jaaware helps to illuminate the ethical relations that caste entails, especially around its injunctions concerning touching. The resulting insights offer new ways of thinking about sociality that are pertinent not only to India but also to thinking the common on a planetary basis.
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Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching

by Aniket Jaaware
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Every day millions of Tamil women in southeast India wake up before dawn to create a kolam, an ephemeral ritual design made with rice flour, on the thresholds of homes, businesses and temples. This thousand-year-old ritual welcomes and honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and alertness, and Bhudevi, the goddess ...
Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam
Every day millions of Tamil women in southeast India wake up before dawn to create a kolam, an ephemeral ritual design made with rice flour, on the thresholds of homes, businesses and temples. This thousand-year-old ritual welcomes and honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and alertness, and Bhudevi, the goddess of the earth. Created by hand with great skill, artistry, and mathematical precision, the kolam disappears in a few hours, borne away by passing footsteps and hungry insects. This is the first comprehensive study of the kolam in the English language. It examines its significance in historical, mathematical, ecological, anthropological, and literary contexts. The culmination of Vijaya Nagarajan's many years of research and writing on this exacting ritual practice, Feeding a Thousand Souls celebrates the experiences, thoughts, and voices of the Tamil women who keep this tradition alive.
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26.200000 USD
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One of today's most vital tasks is to try to understand other cultures, and also their spirituality. Anyone who travels to another country can discover that our efforts to get inside the skin of what is 'foreign' to us can at the same time lead to a deeper understanding of ...
Veda and Living Logos: Anthroposophy and Integral Yoga
One of today's most vital tasks is to try to understand other cultures, and also their spirituality. Anyone who travels to another country can discover that our efforts to get inside the skin of what is 'foreign' to us can at the same time lead to a deeper understanding of our own culture. In adolescence and youth it seems quite natural to find that the other reflects who we are back to us, gives us deeper insight into ourselves. In adulthood, this takes more conscious effort. The older we grow, the more fixed our point of view can become, and the more rooted we can become within it. This book offers a wholesome remedy. --Anand Mandaiker (from the preface) Klaus Bracker shows that the Logos, the focus on spirit, and the living Word are not dominant features of only the Hellenistic Judeo-Christian West, but also figure significantly in the Indo-Vedic East. Accordingly, we need to view cultural and spiritual history in a new way. Veda and Living Logos presents an outline of intimately related motifs of Integral Yoga and anthroposophic spirituality, showing striking convergences in the lives and works of Sri Aurobindo and Rudolf Steiner. What is the role of the avatar Krishna for Rudolf Steiner? And what meaning does Christ have in Aurobindo's spiritual worldview? This book answers these and many other questions concerning Eastern and Western spiritual paths. After many years of research and study, Klaus Bracker has come to see this as his task and to feel it as a burning impulse in the soul. In keeping with Rudolf Steiner's indications, we are to develop our ability to understand the new manifestations and the new language of Christ and a new Christ light, as well as a new light from the East that seeks to unite with the light in the West. The author regards this as the greatest imperative today for East-West dialogue between Veda and living Logos, which this detailed and accessible book aims to advance. Only the most advanced spiritual seekers, and perhaps a few of the most erudite philosophers, would even attempt to elaborate the meaning of the terms Veda and Logos, as they have come down to us veiled in the obscurity of ancient languages and cultures, much less attempt to enter meaningfully into their innermost sanctuaries of mystery and significance. Yet Steiner and Sri Aurobindo did exactly this in the early twentieth century. And because they did so, we actually have authoritative texts, written in the languages and under the circumstances of our time, through which those mysteries may be accessed. --Rod Hemsell (from the foreword)
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Veda and Living Logos: Anthroposophy and Integral Yoga

by Klaus J Bracker
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The way people encounter ideas of Hinduism online is often shaped by global discourses of religion, pervasive Orientalism and (post)colonial scholarship. This book addresses a gap in the scholarly debate around defining Hinduism by demonstrating the role of online discourses in generating and projecting images of Hindu religion and culture. ...
Hinduism and Hindu Nationalism Online
The way people encounter ideas of Hinduism online is often shaped by global discourses of religion, pervasive Orientalism and (post)colonial scholarship. This book addresses a gap in the scholarly debate around defining Hinduism by demonstrating the role of online discourses in generating and projecting images of Hindu religion and culture. This study surveys a wide range of propaganda, websites and social media in which definitions of Hinduism are debated. In particular, it focuses on the role of Hindu nationalism in the presentation and management of Hinduism in the electronic public sphere. Hindu nationalist parties and individuals are highly invested in discussions and presentations of Hinduism online, and actively shape discourses through a variety of strategies. Analysing Hindu nationalist propaganda, cyber activist movements and social media presence, as well as exploring methodological strategies that are useful to the field of religion and media in general, the book concludes by showing how these discourses function in the wider Hindu diaspora. Building on religion and media research by highlighting mechanical and hermeneutic issues of the Internet and how it affects how we encounter Hinduism online, this book will be of significant interest to scholars of religious studies, Hindu studies and digital media.
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196.22 USD

Hinduism and Hindu Nationalism Online

by Juli L. Gittinger
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The sharp contrast between cultures with a monotheistic paternal deity and those with pluralistic maternal deities is a theme of abiding interest in religious studies. Attempts to understand the implications of these two vast organizing principles for religious life lead to an overwhelmingly diverse set of facts and their meanings. ...
Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose
The sharp contrast between cultures with a monotheistic paternal deity and those with pluralistic maternal deities is a theme of abiding interest in religious studies. Attempts to understand the implications of these two vast organizing principles for religious life lead to an overwhelmingly diverse set of facts and their meanings. In Freud's India, the companion volume to Freud's Mahabharata, Alf Hiltebeitel takes up this enormously engaging question, focusing on the thinking of two spokespeople for the inner life of their cultures- Sigmund Freud and Girindrasekhar Bose. Hiltebeitel examines the attempts of these two men to communicate with and understand each other and these issues in the heated context of emotionally divisive allegiances. The book is elegant in its nuanced attention to these two thinkers and its tightly controlled exploration of what their interactions reveal about their contributions and limitations as representatives of the psychology and religion of their respective cultures. Anxieties about mothers, says Hiltebeitel, separate Eastern from Western imaginations. They separate Freud from Bose, and they separate Hindu foundational texts from the foundational texts of Judaism.
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Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

by Alf Hiltebeitel
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Though Freud never overtly refers to the Mahabharata, many of the Sanskrit epic's themes are illuminated by Freud's thought and, conversely, many incidents in the epic can be used to illustrate Freud's theories. In Freud's Mahabharata, the companion volume to Freud's India, Alf Hiltebeitel offers what he calls a pointillist ...
Freud's Mahabharata
Though Freud never overtly refers to the Mahabharata, many of the Sanskrit epic's themes are illuminated by Freud's thought and, conversely, many incidents in the epic can be used to illustrate Freud's theories. In Freud's Mahabharata, the companion volume to Freud's India, Alf Hiltebeitel offers what he calls a pointillist introduction to a new theory about the Mahabharata based on Freud. Chapter 1 introduces the concept of the preoedipal, along with Freud's discussion of burial alive, ghosts and doubles, and castration anxiety, and looks at parallels with Indian theories of karma and reincarnation. In Chapter 2 Hiltebeitel draws on Andre Green's concept of the dead mother, alive but dead to her child, to tell the epic's main story through the interactions between the peace-loving King Yudhisthira and his bellicose mother Kunti. Chapter 3 takes up three dead mother stories in the Mahabharata's early books, all of them featuring Kunti, among a plethora of really dead or divine past mothers in the Pandava lineage. Next, Chapter 4 looks at Fernando Wulff Alonso's hypothesis that the Mahabharata poets worked from Greek sources in modeling their stories. Hiltebeitel explores the epic's divine plan of the unburdening of the Earth, the goddess Earth, and its Greek counterpart in the Iliad's plan of Zeus. Girindrasekhar Bose's concept of the Oedipus mother is introduced in Chapter 5 through a discussion of Aravan, a minor figure throughout the Sanskrit epic tradition but one who looms in importance in the Draupadi cult and has a cult of his own, where he is called Kuttantavar. In both cults Aravan is worshiped for his self-mutilating sacrifice as a battle-opening offering to mother Kali, and he is worshipped in his own cult by Indian eunuchs or castrati called Aravanis in his honor. The book concludes with a new theory of the epic based on Freud's Moses and Monotheism, in which he argued that religious traditions deserve to be studied not only in what they say consciously about themselves, but in what they have registered unconsciously from past traumas, loss of memory, and the return of the repressed.
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Freud's Mahabharata

by Alf Hiltebeitel
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The seventh and final book of the monumental Ramayana of Valmiki, the Uttarakanda, brings the epic saga to a close with an account of the dramatic events of King Rama's millennia-long reign. It opens with a colorful history of the demonic race of the raksasas and the violent career of ...
The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume VII: Uttarakanda
The seventh and final book of the monumental Ramayana of Valmiki, the Uttarakanda, brings the epic saga to a close with an account of the dramatic events of King Rama's millennia-long reign. It opens with a colorful history of the demonic race of the raksasas and the violent career of Rama's villainous foe Ravana, and later recounts Rama's grateful discharge of his allies in the great war at Lanka as well as his romantic reunion with his wife Sita. But dark clouds gather as Rama makes the agonizing decision to banish his beloved wife, now pregnant. As Rama continues as king, marvelous tales and events unfurl, illustrating the benefits of righteous rule and the perils that await monarchs who fail to address the needs of their subjects. The Uttarakanda has long served as a point of social and religious controversy largely for its accounts of the banishment of Sita, as well as of Rama's killing of a low-caste ascetic. This seventh volume in the critical edition and translation of the Valmiki Ramayana includes an extensive introduction and describes the complex reception history of the Uttarakanda, as well as exhaustive notes and a comprehensive bibliography.
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52.500000 USD

The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume VII: Uttarakanda

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Gujarat: The History of the Indian State from the Ancient Indus Valley Civilization to Today
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10.490000 USD

Gujarat: The History of the Indian State from the Ancient Indus Valley Civilization to Today

by Charles River Editors
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Sanskrit Primer Colour
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20.990000 USD

Sanskrit Primer Colour

by Ratnakar Narale
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Hindu in America: The Tradition Continues
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8.380000 USD

Hindu in America: The Tradition Continues

by Anil K Hingwe
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The Three Lettered Mantra of Rama, for Rama Jayam - Likhita Japam Mala: Journal for Writing the 3-Lettered Rama Mantra
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8.160000 USD

The Three Lettered Mantra of Rama, for Rama Jayam - Likhita Japam Mala: Journal for Writing the 3-Lettered Rama Mantra

by Sushma
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Lotus Hardcover Ruled Journal
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22.19 USD

Lotus Hardcover Ruled Journal

by Insight Editions
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Ganges: The Many Pasts of an Indian River
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47.240000 USD

Ganges: The Many Pasts of an Indian River

by Sudipta Sen
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Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
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11.310000 USD

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

by Patanjali
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The Atonement Creating Unions
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51.450000 USD

The Atonement Creating Unions

by Godfrey Kesari
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Lord Shiva Stories of Hindu God - Series 1
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7.350000 USD

Lord Shiva Stories of Hindu God - Series 1

by Angelina Jolie
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Chakra Awakening Guided Meditation: Highly Effective Methods to Heal Your Body, Awaken Your Third Eye, Expand Mind Power & Achieve Higher Consciousness Using Chakra Healing, Balancing & Guided Imagery
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15.740000 USD

Chakra Awakening Guided Meditation: Highly Effective Methods to Heal Your Body, Awaken Your Third Eye, Expand Mind Power & Achieve Higher Consciousness Using Chakra Healing, Balancing & Guided Imagery

by Andy Edwards
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Amethysts and Emeralds
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18.900000 USD

Amethysts and Emeralds

by Daniel King
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The Two Lettered Mantra of Rama, for Rama Jayam - Likhita Japam Mala: Journal for Writing the Two-Lettered Rama Mantra
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8.160000 USD

The Two Lettered Mantra of Rama, for Rama Jayam - Likhita Japam Mala: Journal for Writing the Two-Lettered Rama Mantra

by Sushma
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The One Lettered Mantra of Rama, for Rama Jayam - Likhita Japam Mala: Journal for Writing the One-Lettered Rama Mantra
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8.160000 USD

The One Lettered Mantra of Rama, for Rama Jayam - Likhita Japam Mala: Journal for Writing the One-Lettered Rama Mantra

by Sushma
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Assamese Demonology
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5.780000 USD

Assamese Demonology

by Benudhar Rajhkowa
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Maha Shivratri Wishing You a Prosperous Year of Happiness, Wealth & Healh: Notepad Journal
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7.860000 USD

Maha Shivratri Wishing You a Prosperous Year of Happiness, Wealth & Healh: Notepad Journal

by Youpaper Mepaper
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Karma Yoga
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11.370000 USD

Karma Yoga

by Swami Vivekananda
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Hindu Dharma
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34.540000 USD

Hindu Dharma

by Heiko Kretschmer
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Blessed Nonnie: Blank Lined Journal
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7.340000 USD

Blessed Nonnie: Blank Lined Journal

by Fruitflypie Books
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Ganges: The Many Pasts of an Indian River
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31.490000 USD

Ganges: The Many Pasts of an Indian River

by Sudipta Sen
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The Holy Science
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6.200000 USD

The Holy Science

by Swami Sri Yukteswar
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