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An Ornament for Jewels: Seeing the Body of Devanāyaka in Sanskrit and Prākrit

Steven Paul Hopkins

in Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedantadesika in Their South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195127355
eISBN:
9780199834327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195127358.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

After recalling themes of “emotional” bhakti in the Tamil poems for Devanåyaka at Tiruvahândrapuram, Chapter Seven is a close reading of selected passages from Vedåntadeóika's Sanskrit and Måhåråóìrâ ... More


Introduction: The Aesthetics of Suffering in the Mahābhārata

Emily T. Hudson

in Disorienting Dharma: Ethics and the Aesthetics of Suffering in the Mahabharata

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860760
eISBN:
9780199979936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860760.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The opening chapter introduces the Mahābhārata by briefly discussing its history, its central story and concepts, and some of the basic literary features that will be drawn upon in greater detail in ... More


Meaning-Without-Saying: The Implicit Literary Theory of the Mahābhārata

Emily T. Hudson

in Disorienting Dharma: Ethics and the Aesthetics of Suffering in the Mahabharata

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860760
eISBN:
9780199979936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860760.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 1 examines the possibility of whether or not the Mahābhārata contains an implicit literary theory that can be “lifted out” of its aesthetics of suffering. This chapter discusses three ... More


Dharma and Rupture in the Game of Dice

Emily T. Hudson

in Disorienting Dharma: Ethics and the Aesthetics of Suffering in the Mahabharata

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860760
eISBN:
9780199979936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860760.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 2 examines how the epic’s aesthetics of suffering builds its threefold argument concerning the pervasive presence of suffering through examining the depiction of four characters and one ... More


The Courtesan and the Origins of the Nāṭyaśāstra: From Ars Erotica to Ars Theatrica

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter Four focuses on the origin of theater as theater of love as reflected in the Nāṭyaśāstra—the founding text of theater, music, and dance—in classical India. In contrast to much of the ... More


Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat: A Legacy of Bhakti in Songs and Stories

Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199976416
eISBN:
9780199396467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976416.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This is the first book in English on Narsinha Mehta, a major figure among the saint-poets of medieval India and the most celebrated bhakti (devotion) poet from Gujarat, whose morning hymns and sacred ... More


The Science of Entering Another Body

in Sinister Yogis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226895130
eISBN:
9780226895154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895154.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

When the early Hindu scriptures evoked the rise of persons who were dying—whether of natural causes or through one or another type of self-willed death—they often employed the term raśmi to denote ... More


Introduction: Freud’s “The ‘Uncanny’ ” and the <i>Mahābhārata</i>

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Freud's Mahābhārata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878337
eISBN:
9780190878368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878337.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

Chapter 1 provides entrée to the book’s Mahābhārata subject matter. Among what Freud calls three “classes” of the uncanny, it treats Freud’s handling of castration anxiety and his emphasis on Oedipal ... More


Ālāol’s Poetics: When Locality Rhymes with Originality

Thibaut d'Hubert

in In the Shade of the Golden Palace: Alaol and Middle Bengali Poetics in Arakan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190860332
eISBN:
9780190860363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860332.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The first section of Chapter 5 goes one step further toward the analysis of Ālāol’s speech by focusing on the performance of his works. I argue that the Bengali pā͂cālī was redefined as it became a ... More


<i>Lyric Poetry and</i> Deśī <i>Aesthetics in Eastern South Asia</i>

Thibaut d'Hubert

in In the Shade of the Golden Palace: Alaol and Middle Bengali Poetics in Arakan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190860332
eISBN:
9780190860363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860332.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In Chapter 7, I turn to eastern South Asia more specifically and study the way courtly lyrics and Sanskrit musicological literature contributed to the formation of a supraregional vernacular poetics. ... More


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