Puspika Tracing Ancient India Through Texts And Traditions

Author: Nina Mirnig
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782970444
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Puspika Tracing Ancient India Through Texts And Traditions. It is perhaps commonplace to say that India is one of the world's richest and most enticing cultures. One thousand years have passed since Albiruni, arguably the first "Indologist", wrote his outsider's account of the subcontinent and two hundred years have passed since the inception of Western Indology. And yet, what this monumental scholarship has achieved is still outweighed by the huge tracts of terra incognita: thousands of works lacking scholarly attention and even more manuscripts which still await careful study whilst decaying in the unforgiving Indian climate. In September 2009 young researchers and graduate students in this field came together to present their cutting-edge work at the first International Indology Graduate Research Symposium, which was held at Oxford University. This volume, the first in a new series which will publish the proceedings of the Symposium, will make important contributions to the study of the classical civilisation of the Indian sub-continent. The series, edited by Nina Mirnig, Péter-Dániel Szántó and Michael Williams, will strive to cover a wide range of subjects reaching from literature, religion, philosophy, ritual and grammar to social history, with the aim that the research published will not only enrich the field of classical Indology but eventually also contribute to the studies of history and anthropology of India and Indianised Central and South-East Asia.

Puspika Tracing Ancient India Through Texts And Traditions

Author: Nina Mirnig
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1842173855
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Puspika Tracing Ancient India Through Texts And Traditions. It is perhaps commonplace to say that India is one of the world's richest and most enticing cultures. One thousand years have passed since Albiruni, arguably the first "Indologist", wrote his outsider's account of the subcontinent and two hundred years have passed since the inception of Western Indology. And yet, what this monumental scholarship has achieved is still outweighed by the huge tracts of terra incognita: thousands of works lacking scholarly attention and even more manuscripts which still await careful study whilst decaying in the unforgiving Indian climate. In September 2009 young researchers and graduate students in this field came together to present their cutting-edge work at the first International Indology Graduate Research Symposium, which was held at Oxford University. This volume, the first in a new series which will publish the proceedings of the Symposium, will make important contributions to the study of the classical civilisation of the Indian sub-continent. The series, edited by Nina Mirnig, Péter-Dániel Szántó and Michael Williams, will strive to cover a wide range of subjects reaching from literature, religion, philosophy, ritual and grammar to social history, with the aim that the research published will not only enrich the field of classical Indology but eventually also contribute to the studies of history and anthropology of India and Indianised Central and South-East Asia.

Puspika Tracing Ancient India Through Texts And Traditions

Author: Giovanni Ciotti
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782974156
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Puspika Tracing Ancient India Through Texts And Traditions. Puspika 2 is the outcome of the second International Indology Graduate Research Symposium and presents the results of recent research by young scholars into pre-modern South Asian cultures with papers covering a variety of topics related to the intellectual traditions of the region. Focusing on textual sources in the languages in which they were composed, different disciplinary perspectives are offered on intellectual history, linguistics, philosophy, literary criticism and religious studies.

Pu Pik Tracing Ancient India Through Texts And Traditions

Author: Robert Leach
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782979409
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Pu Pik Tracing Ancient India Through Texts And Traditions. Puṣpikā 3 is the outcome of the third and fourth International Indology Graduate Research Symposiums held in Paris and Edinburgh in 2011 and 2012. This volume presents the results of recent research by early-career scholars into the texts, languages and literary, philosophical and religious traditions of South Asia. The articles offer a broad range of disciplinary perspectives on a wide array of subjects including classical and medieval philosophy, esoteric knowledge and practices in the Vedas, Kālidāsa's great poem Meghadūta ('The Cloud Messenger'), soteriology in a 17th century Jain text, identity, orality and the songs of the Bauls in 20th century Bengal, and Sanskrit pedagogy.

Tracing Manuscripts In Time And Space Through Paratexts

Author: Giovanni Ciotti
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311047753X
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Tracing Manuscripts In Time And Space Through Paratexts. As records of the link between a manuscript and the texts it contains, paratexts document many aspects of a manuscript’s life: production, transmission, usage, and reception. Comprehensive studies of paratexts are still rare in the field of manuscript studies, and the universal categories of time and space are used to create a common frame for research and comparisons. Contributions in this volume span over three continents and one millennium.

Defying Gravity

Author: Nicolas Roy
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ISBN: 9780993979200
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Defying Gravity. Nicolas Roy, Team Canada indoor men's strength coach, has committed the last 10 years to coaching athletes on staying healthy and improving athletic potential, especially vertical jump, to dramatically improve the game. With his own techniques he's developed over the last decade, he shows you in this book how to become more healthy and powerful to DEFY GRAVITY!

The Book Of Shiva

Author: Namita Gokhale
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143067610
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The Book Of Shiva. Shiva: Destroyer and Protector, Supreme Ascetic and Lord of the Universe. He is Ardhanarishwara, half-man and half-woman; he is Neelakantha, who drank poison to save the three worlds-and yet, when crazed with grief at the death of Sati, set about destroying them. Shiva holds within him the answers to some of the greatest dilemmas that have perplexed mankind. Who is Shiva? Namita Gokhale examines this question and many others that lie within the myriad of stories about Shiva. Even as she unravels his complexities, she finds a philosophy and worldview that is terrifying and yet life affirming-an outlook that is to many the essence of Indian thought.