The Resource The Bhåagavata Puråaòna: : sacred text and living tradition, (ebook)

The Bhåagavata Puråaòna: : sacred text and living tradition, (ebook)

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The Bhåagavata Puråaòna: : sacred text and living tradition
Title
The Bhåagavata Puråaòna:
Title remainder
sacred text and living tradition
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eng
Summary
A vibrant example of living literature, The Bhagavata Purana is a versatile Hindu sacred text containing more than 14,000 Sanskrit verses. Finding its present form around the tenth century C.E., the work inspired several major north Indian devotional (bhakti) traditions as well as schools of dance and drama, and continues to permeate popular Hindu art and ritual in both India and the diaspora. Introducing The Bhagavata Purana's key themes while also examining its extensive influence on Hindu thought and practice, this collection conducts the first multidimensional reading of the text's entire twelve volumes. The Bhagavata Purana is a hard-to-classify embodiment of classical Indian cultural, religious, and philosophical thought. Its language and poetic expression are on par with the best of Sanskrit poetry (kavya), while its narrative structure holds together tightly as a literary work. Its theological message centers on devotion to Krishna and Vishnu, while its philosophical content is grounded solidly in the classical traditions of Vedanta and Samkhya. Each essay in this volume focuses on a key theme of The Bhagavata Purana and its subsequent presence in Hindu dance, music, ritual recitation, and commentary. The authors consider the relationship between the sacred text and the divine image, the text's metaphysical and cosmological underpinnings, its shaping of Indian culture, and its ongoing relevance to contemporary Indian concerns. A glossary aids in the understanding of the work. Featuring original, expert scholarship, this volume is an essential companion for courses and research on India, Hinduism, and related topics
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
294.5925
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1982-
  • 1950-
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  • Gupta, Ravi M.
  • Valpey, Kenneth Russell
  • hoopla digital
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adult
Label
The Bhåagavata Puråaòna: : sacred text and living tradition, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231531474
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11832318
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remote
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11832318
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MWT11832318
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Bhåagavata Puråaòna: : sacred text and living tradition, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231531474
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11832318
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832318
System control number
MWT11832318
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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