Character Of The Self In Ancient India The

Author: Brian Black
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791480526
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Character Of The Self In Ancient India The. Explores the narratives and dialogues of the Upanisads and shows that these literary elements are central to an understanding of Upanishadic philosophy.

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Re-Image Publishing
ISBN: 3961647771
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Siddhartha. Der Roman spielt im 6. Jahrhundert vor Christus in Indien und handelt von einem jungen Brahmanen namens Siddhartha und seinem Freund Govinda. Von seinem Vater und anderen Priestern lernt dieser über die Veden, deren philosophische Gedanken, religiöse Gebote und Anleitungen zu Gebeten und Ritualen. Weil er sieht, wie diese trotz heiliger Waschungen und Gebete zur Reinigung von den Sünden nicht aus dem Samsara entkommen, widmet er sein Leben der Suche nach dem Atman, dem All-einen, das in jedem Menschen ist.

Cooking The World

Author: Charles Malamoud
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ISBN: 9780195647181
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Cooking The World. The fifteen essays collected in this book deal with various aspects of Vedic and Brahmanic ritual. The author attempts to explore the implications of the classical Hindu definition of man: of all the animals fitted to be sacrificial victims, only man can perform sacrifices.

Unifying Hinduism

Author: Andrew J. Nicholson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526423
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Unifying Hinduism. Some postcolonial theorists have argued that the idea of a single system of belief known as "Hinduism" is a creation of nineteenth-century British imperialists. Andrew J. Nicholson introduces another perspective: although the idea of a unified Hindu identity is not as ancient as many Hindus claim, it has its roots in the innovations of South Asian philosophy from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries. Thinkers treated the philosophies of Vedanta, Samkhya, and Yoga and the deities Visnu, Siva, and Sakti as all belonging to a single system of belief and practice& mdash;rivers leading into the ocean of Brahman, the ultimate reality. Drawing on the work of philosophers from late medieval Vedanta traditions, including Vijnanabhiksu, Madhava, and Madhusudana Sarasvati, Nicholson shows how thinkers portrayed Vedanta philosophy as the ultimate unifier of diverse belief systems. This late medieval project paved the way for later visionaries, such as Vivekenanda, Radhakrishnan, and Gandhi, whose teachings promoted the idea that all world religions belonged to a single spiritual unity. Nicholson revisits monism and dualism, theism and atheism, and orthodoxy and heterodoxy, and he critiques such formulas as "the six orthodox systems" that have worked their way into modern thinking about Indian philosophy.

Der Letzte Mohikaner

Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: James Fenimore Cooper
ISBN: 8892570668
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Der Letzte Mohikaner. "Der letzte Mohikaner" ist ein 1826 erstmals erschienener historischer Roman des amerikanischen Schriftstellers James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851), dessen Handlung zur Zeit des Siebenjährigen Krieges in Nordamerika angesiedelt ist. Er ist der zweite Roman aus der "Lederstrumpf"-Serie um den Trapper Natty Bumppo. Nicht nur im Titel thematisiert der Roman auch den Untergang nordamerikanischer Indianerstämme durch die vorrückenden europäischen Siedler. Schon im 19. Jahrhundert in Deutschland populär, wurde das geflügelte Wort "der letzte Mohikaner" für viele letztüberlebende Zeitzeugen oder Anhänger einer Idee sprichwörtlich.

Ancient India

Author: Sakkottai Krishnaswami Aiyangar
Publisher: Asian Educational Services
ISBN: 9788120618503
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Ancient India. The Essays Collected In This Volume Make Valuable Contributions To The History And Chronology Of Indian, And Especially Of Tamil Literature. First Published In 1911. A Classic.

Gender And Narrative In The Mahabharata

Author: Simon Brodbeck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113411995X
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Gender And Narrative In The Mahabharata. The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the most important texts to emerge from the Indian cultural tradition. At almost 75,000 verses it is the longest poem in the world, and throughout Indian history it has been hugely influential in shaping gender and social norms. In the context of ancient India, it is the definitive cultural narrative in the construction of masculine, feminine and alternative gender roles. This book brings together many of the most respected scholars in the field of Mahabharata studies, as well as some of its most promising young scholars. By focusing specifically on gender constructions, some of the most innovative aspects of the Mahabharata are highlighted. Whilst taking account of feminist scholarship, the contributors see the Mahabharata as providing an opportunity to frame discussion of gender in literature not just in terms of the socio-historical roles of men and women. Instead they analyze the text in terms of the wider poetic and philosophical possibilities thrown up by the semiotics of gendering. Consequently, the book bridges a gap in text-critical methodology between the traditional philological approach and more recent trends in gender and literary theory. Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata will be appreciated by readers interested in South Asian studies, Hinduism, religious studies and gender studies.

Poems On Life And Love In Ancient India

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Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791494012
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Poems On Life And Love In Ancient India. The oldest surviving anthology of lyric poems from India, the Sattasai presents the many aspects of love and provides a realistic counterpart to the Kāmasūtra.

Dialogue In Early South Asian Religions

Author: Brian Black
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317151429
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Dialogue In Early South Asian Religions. Dialogue between characters is an important feature of South Asian religious literature: entire narratives are often presented as a dialogue between two or more individuals, or the narrative or discourse is presented as a series of embedded conversations from different times and places. Including some of the most established scholars of South Asian religious texts, this book examines the use of dialogue in early South Asian texts with an interdisciplinary approach that crosses traditional boundaries between religious traditions. The contributors shed new light on the cultural ideas and practices within religious traditions, as well as presenting an understanding of a range of dynamics - from hostile and competitive to engaged and collaborative. This book is the first to explore the literary dimensions of dialogue in South Asian religious sources, helping to reframe the study of other literary traditions around the world.