Darsan Seeing the Divine Image in India

Heftet / 1998 / Engelsk

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9780231112659
Publisert
1998
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3. utgave
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Columbia University Press
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06, P
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Darsan Seeing the Divine Image in India

Heftet / 1998 / Engelsk
The role of the visual is essential to Hindu tradition and culture, but many attempts to understand India's divine images have been laden with misperceptions. Darsan, a Sanskrit word that means "seeing," is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to help us read, think, and look at Hindu images with appreciation and imagination.
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Although the role of the visual is essential to Indian tradition and culture, most attempts to understand its images are laden with misperceptions. Darsan, a Sanskrit word that means "seeing," is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to help us read, think, and look at Hindu images with tolerance and imagination.
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Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Seeing the Sacred A. Darsan B. The Visible India C. Film Images D. The Image of God E. The Polytheistic Imagination The Nature of the Hindu Images A. The Aniconic and the Iconic Images B. The Ritual Uses of the Images C. Creation and Consecration of Images D. Festivals and Images Image, Temple, and Pilgrimage A. The Temple and the Image B. Image and Pilgrimage Afterword: Seeing the Divine Image in America A. America's Murtis and Temples B. Sri Lakshmi Temple: The Process of Divine Embodiment Notes Appendix I. Bibliography Appendix II. Note on Pronunciation Appendix III. Glossary Index
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An explanation of temple worship and the use of Deity images. Darsan will give the Hindu deeper insight into the practices of his own religion, provide explanations for non-Hindu friends, and convey useful konowledge to his children. Hinduism Today
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Although the role of the visual is essential to Indian tradition and culture, most attempts to understand its images are laden with misperceptions. Darsan, a Sanskrit word that means "seeing," is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to help us read, think, and look at Hindu images with tolerance and imagination.
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Diana L. Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies, and director of The Pluralism Project at Harvard University, is the editor of On Common Ground: World Religions in America, a multimedia CD-ROM (Columbia).
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ISBN13
9780231112659
Publisert
1998
Utgave
3. utgave
Utgiver
Vendor
Columbia University Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
97
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