By Paul Younger
By Nityananda Patnaik
By Beth Roy
Using first-person debts of Hindus and Muslims in a distant Bangladeshi village, Beth Roy evocatively describes and analyzes a large-scale rebel that profoundly altered existence within the region within the Fifties. She offers an extraordinary glimpse into the hearts and minds of the members and their households, whereas concerning quite a number broader concerns which are important to the sociology of groups in clash: the altering which means of community; the impression of the state on neighborhood society; the character of memory; and the strength of neighborly enmity in reshaping energy relationships during times of change.
Roy's findings illustrate very important theoretical concerns in psychology and sociology, and her conclusions will significantly curiosity scholars of ethnic/race family, clash solution, the sociology of violence, agrarian society, and South Asia.
By Lee Siegel
Even for those who can’t learn this with a partner—and I rigidity that you simply definitely ought to—you will nonetheless be in wealthy corporation. there's Shambaraswami, an itinerant magician, hypnotist, and storyteller to whom villagers flip for spells that would deliver them wealth or love; José-Custodio de Faria, a Goan priest hypnotizing younger and gorgeous ladies in nineteenth-century Parisian salons; James Esdaile, a Scottish healthcare professional for the East India corporation in Calcutta, experimenting on abject Bengalis with mesmerism as a surgical anesthetic; and Lee Siegel, a author touring in India to benefit all that he can approximately hypnosis, yoga, prior existence regressions, colonialism, orientalism, magic spells, and, specially, the ability of tale. after which there's you: descending via those histories—these stories inside of stories, trances inside of trances, goals inside of dreams—toward a spot the place the differences among reverie and truth dissolve.
Here the realm in the e-book and that during which the e-book is learn come startlingly jointly. It’s essentially the most artistic works we now have ever released, a blinding mix of literary prowess, scholarly erudition, and mental exploration—all tempered by means of hot humor and a pointy wit. it truly is informing, wonderful, and, exceptionally, mesmerizing.
By Gretchen McGregor,Amma,Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Hixon’s luminous writing in detail re-creates a sequence of encounters with this divinely intoxicated grasp, so readers event firsthand his strength, playfulness, and non secular intensity.
Blissfully dedicated to what he referred to as the Divine mom, Ramakrishna practiced all religions and taught that each one sacred paths spring from an identical divine resource. those “meetings” are keys to seeing how the sacred female is re-emerging in our time, to teach the cohesion on the center of all non secular endeavor.
“Meet as many adepts from numerous paths as you can,” Ramakrishna recommended. “Love those people, obtain their initiations, and passionately perform their disciplines. yet input your individual internal chamber of primordial information to get pleasure from selfless peace and delight.”
Great Swan might be the following neatest thing to a private assembly with this actual one in every of them. for lots of, it’s Lex Hixon’s maximum work—a precise vintage. The sanctity, pleasant playfulness, knowledge, strength, devotion, and non secular depth of 1 of the main inspiring religious academics of all time permeate each page.
By Kathleen M. Erndl
By Kalpana Ram
Drawing on spirit ownership between girls and the wealthy traditions of subaltern faith in Tamil Nadu, South India, Ram concludes that the root for developing another knowing of human corporation don't need to leisure at the ordinary standards of a completely current cognizance or at the workout of selection and making plans. rather than relegating ownership, ghosts, and demons to the area of the unique, Ram makes use of spirit ownership to light up traditional reviews and relationships. In doing so, she uncovers basic instabilities that proceed to hang-out smooth formulations of gender, human service provider, and political emancipation. Fertile Disorder interrogates the fashionable assumptions approximately gender, service provider, and subjectivity that underlie the social development tasks circulating in Tamil Nadu, assumptions that without delay form people’s lives. The publication will pay specific cognizance to tasks of relatives making plans, improvement, reform, and emancipation.
Combining ethnography with philosophical argument, Ram models choices to straightforward post-modernist and post-structuralist formulations. Grounded in many years of fieldwork, bold and large ranging, her paintings is conceived as a trip that makes incursions into the unexpected, then returns us to the prevalent. She argues that magic isn't really a monopoly of anybody tradition, ancient interval, or social formation yet inhabits modernity—not purely within the areas, comparable to cinema and sound recording, the place it's in most cases hunted for, yet in "habit" and in points of daily life which were principally ignored and shunned.
By Parimal G. Patil
Philosophical arguments for and opposed to the lifestyles of God were the most important to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. severe to the background of philosophy in India, have been the centuries-long arguments among Buddhist and Hindu philosophers concerning the life of a God-like being referred to as Isvara and the spiritual epistemology used to help them. via concentrating on the paintings of Ratnakirti, one of many final nice Buddhist philosophers of India, and his arguments opposed to his Hindu rivals, Parimal G. Patil illuminates South Asian highbrow practices and the character of philosophy throughout the ultimate part of Buddhism in India.
Based on the recognized college of Vikramasila, Ratnakirti introduced the total diversity of Buddhist philosophical assets to endure on his critique of his Hindu rivals' cosmological/design argument. At stake in his critique used to be not anything lower than the character of inferential reasoning, the metaphysics of epistemology, and the relevance of philosophy to the perform of faith. In constructing a formal comparative method of the philosophy of faith, Patil transcends the disciplinary obstacles of spiritual reports, philosophy, and South Asian experiences and applies the outstanding paintings of philosophers like Ratnakirti to modern matters in philosophy and religion.
By R G Bhandarkar
Bhandarkar’s Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor spiritual structures, first released in 1913, explores the origins of Vaishnavism through interpreting its resources of faith, points of the Mahabharata, and the Cult of Rama. Bhandarkar additionally discusses Saivism by way of exploring its starting place and improvement. this article is perfect for college students of theology.