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Bringing the Gods to MindMantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Laurie Patton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. The book takes a new look at mantra as “performed poetry” and in five case studies ... More

Encountering KālīIn the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Encountering Kālī: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey Kripal (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen—the Hindu goddess Kālī. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a ... More

The Life of Hinduism

The Life of Hinduism

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book presents Hinduism as a vibrant, truly “lived” religion. Celebrating the diversity for which Hinduism is known, it begins its journey in the “new India” of Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, ... More

Pedagogy for ReligionMissionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal

Pedagogy for Religion: Missionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal

Parna Sengupta

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268296
eISBN:
9780520950412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268296.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Offering a new approach to the study of religion and empire, this book challenges a widespread myth of modernity—that Western rule has had a secularizing effect on the non-West—by looking closely at ... More

Zorba the Buddha"Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement"

Zorba the Buddha: "Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement"

Hugh B. Urban

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286665
eISBN:
9780520961777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286665.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru known in his youth as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and in his later years as Osho ... More

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