Religions of India in Practice

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Princeton University Press, 23/04/1995 - 655 páginas
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The inaugural volume of Princeton Readings in Religions brings together the work of thirty scholars of the religions of India in a new anthology designed to reshape the ways in which the religious traditions of India are understood. The book contains translations of forty-five works, most of which have never before been available in a Western language. Many of these highlight types of discourse (especially ritual manuals, folktales, and oral narratives) and voices (vernacular, esoteric, domestic, and female) that have not been sufficiently represented in previous anthologies and standard accounts of Indian religions.


The selections are drawn from ancient texts, medieval manuscripts, modern pamphlets, and contemporary fieldwork in rural and urban India. They represent every region in South Asia and include Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, and Muslim materials. Some are written texts reflecting elite concerns, while others are transcriptions of oral narratives told by nonliterate peasants. Some texts are addressed to a public and pan-Indian audience, others to a limited coterie of initiates in an esoteric sect, and still others are intended for a few women gathered in the courtyard for a household ceremony. The editor has reinforced this diversity by arranging the selections within several overarching themes and categories of discourse (hymns, rituals, narratives, and religious interactions), and encourages us to make our own connections.

 

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This volume, which inaugurates a series of anthologies on religion, is unique in its focus on vernacular sources rather than classical Vedic lineage texts. Representing Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Muslim ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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This volume, which inaugurates a series of anthologies on religion, is unique in its focus on vernacular sources rather than classical Vedic lineage texts. Representing Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Muslim ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Índice

Bengali Songs to Kāli Rachel Fell McDermott
55
Kabir Vinay Dharwadker
77
Poems of Tukārām Vinay Dharwadker
92
The Litany of Names of Mañjuśrī Ronald M Davidson
104
Sikh Hymns to the Divine Name Hew McLeod
126
Devotional Hymns from the Sanskrit Guy Leon Beck
133
Tamil Game Songs to Śiva Norman Cutler
145
Sindhi and Urdu Poems Ali Asani
159
The Wonders of Sri Mastnāth David Gordon White
399
Jain Stories Inspiring Renunciation Phyllis Granoff
412
A Holy Woman of Calcutta June McDaniel 4 18
418
Jain Stories of Miraculous Power Rosalind Lefeber
426
Mother Tens Stories Ann Grodzins Gold
434
The Life of Guru Nānak Hew McLeod
449
The Autobiography of a Female Renouncer J E Llewellyn
462
The Prince with Six Fingers Kirin Narayan
473

Bâul Songs Carol Salomon
187
Tamil Songs to God as Child Paula Richman
209
A Story of the Five Protectors Todd T Lewis
227
Royal Temple Dedications Michael D Rabe
235
How to Partake in the Love of Krsna Neal Delmonico
244
Womens Songs for Auspicious Occasions Lindsey Harlan
269
An EleventhCentury Alchemical Text
281
Predicting the Future with Dogs David Gordon White
288
How To Worship at Śivas Temple D Dennis Hudson
304
The Order for Khälsä Initiation Hew McLeod
321
The Vaisnava Sahajiyā Traditions of Medieval Bengal Glen A Hayes
333
Tony K Stewart
352
Womens Celebration of Muhammads Birth Marcia Hermansen
367
Remarkable Lives and Edifying Tales
373
Tony K Stewart
375
Encountering the Smallpox Goddess The Auspicious Song of Sitală Tony K Stewart
389
How a Girl Became a Sacred Plant Kirin Narayan
487
Lives of Sufi Saints Carl Ernst
495
Conversations of Sufi Saints Carl Ernst
513
Teachings of Two Punjabi Sufi Poets Mustansir Mir
518
Traditions in Transition and Conflict
531
Ascetic Withdrawal or Social Engagement Patrick Olivelle
533
The Bodhisattva Vajrapanis Subjugation of Śiva Ronald M Davidson
547
India as a Sacred Islamic Land Carl Ernst
556
The Exemplary Devotion of the Servant of Hari Tony K Stewart
564
Satya Pir Muslim Holy Man and Hindu God Tony K Stewart
578
Who Is God and How Is He Worshiped? John E Cort
598
Esoteric Knowledge and the Tradition of the Preceptors Douglas Renfrew Brooks
609
The Rebuilding of a Hindu Temple Richard H Davis
627
The Origin of Linga Worship Richard H Davis
637
Index
649
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Donald S. Lopez, Jr., is Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan.

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