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Richard D. Mann
This study argues from textual and material sources that Skanda-Kāttikeya’s cult in the north of India during the Kuṣāṇa and Gupta eras moves from being a broad-based Graha and Mātṛ tradition to one that advanced the ruler’s prestige and authority.
Edited by Alka Patel and Karen Leonard
The authors in this volume analyze the rich layers of circulation and exchange of art, architecture, and literature within South Asia from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries, focusing on the interaction of Muslims and Islamic traditions with other people and traditions there.
Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen
The book offers a number of new insights in the history of yoga powers in the South Asian religious traditions, analyzes the position of the powers in the salvific process and in conceptions of divinity, and explores the rational explanations of the powers provided by the traditions.
by Johannes Bronkhorst. Translated from the French by Michael S. Allen and Rajam Raghunathan. Revised and with a new appendix
This book explores the conviction shared by almost all Indian philosophers regarding the close connection between language and reality. It shows that the main currents of Indian philosophy can be understood as answers to a problem that this conviction entailed.
Recorded and edited in staff notation by Emmie te Nijenhuis
In this publication devotional songs of the South Indian composers Tyāgarāja, Muttusvāmi Dīkṣitar and Śyāma Śāstri are presented in a detailed Western music notation. The introductory chapters contain general cultural information, biographical details as well as the original song texts with an ...
Using seventeenth and eighteenth century sources from the former Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim, this book examines the construction of Sikkimese historiography and presents an interpretation of the history of state formation of Sikkim.
This book highlights the specificities of Indian portraiture in sculpted and painted images, its relationship with divine images and aims, with the help of textual and epigraphical references, to understand the development of Indian imagery. It questions also the social and religious ...
This book deals with the confrontation of Buddhism and Brahmanism in India. Both depended on support from the royal court, but Buddhism had less to offer in return than Brahmanism. Buddhism developed in a manner to make up for this.
par Isabelle Ratié
This book offers a comprehensive presentation of the Pratyabhijñā philosophy (elaborated in the 10th and 11th centuries by Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta) by showing how its main concepts arose from the confrontation of Śaiva religious dogmas with Buddhist and Brahmanical systems. Cet ouvrage ...
Walter M. Spink
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