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Engaging with Śrīvaiṣṇavas

Jonathan Duquette

in Defending God in Sixteenth-Century India: The Śaiva Oeuvre of Appaya Dīkṣita

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870616
eISBN:
9780191913259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870616.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter pursues the analysis of Appaya’s Śivādvaita works with a special focus on his engagement with the Śrīvaiṣṇava tradition of Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta. It examines a number of arguments and ... More


Reception of Appaya’s Śaiva Works

Jonathan Duquette

in Defending God in Sixteenth-Century India: The Śaiva Oeuvre of Appaya Dīkṣita

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870616
eISBN:
9780191913259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870616.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter investigates the reception of Appaya’s Śaiva work in early modern India. It begins with a study of its critical reception among Vaiṣṇava scholars of Vedānta, including Vijayīndra (Dvaita ... More


From Hagiographies to Biographies: Ramanuja in Tradition and History

Ranjeeta Dutta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092292
eISBN:
9780199082926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092292.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Rāmānuja, a well-known religious figure of the medieval bhakti tradition, is remembered as a philosopher, social reformer, and also as the most important ācārya of the Śrīvaiṣṇava community of South ... More


Śrī/Lakṣmī: Goddess of Plenitude and Ideal of Womanhood

Mandakranta Bose

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198767022
eISBN:
9780191821226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767022.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

Goddess Lakṣmī, also called Śrī in early texts, is a goddess not only worshiped by Hindus as the source of wealth, domestic stability, and Viṣṇu’s beloved consort, but also venerated as an exemplar ... More


Recovering Rāmānuja’s Tradition

Brian Philip Dunn

in A. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Rāmānuja: A Comparative Study in Divine Embodiment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198791416
eISBN:
9780191833885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791416.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 5 is an exploration of how Appasamy’s reading of Rāmānuja has changed over the course of his career. His early construction of Rāmānuja as ‘philosopher’ is contrasted with his later ... More


Texts, Tradition, and the Śrīvaiṣṇava Community

Ranjeeta Dutta

in From Hagiographies to Biographies: Ramanuja in Tradition and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092292
eISBN:
9780199082926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092292.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses the nature of the Śrīvaiṣṇava hagiographies or guruparamparās, their relation to the larger textual tradition of the community, the notion of a canon and its relation to ... More


Locating the Self, Community, and the Nation: Writing the History of the Śrīvaiṣṇavas of South India

Ranjeeta Dutta

in Religion and Modernity in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199467785
eISBN:
9780199087631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467785.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter focuses on the Śrīvaiṣṇavas in the Tamil region and discusses their reinvention of religious identity through the modernization process in colonial south India. It argues that there was ... More


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