The Post-Colonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

By Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Gayatri Spivak, one in all our greatest recognized cultural and literary theorists, addresses an unlimited diversity of political questions with either pen and voice during this detailed ebook. The Post-Colonial Critic brings jointly a variety of interviews and discussions during which she has taken half over the last 5 years; jointly they articulate essentially the most compelling politico-theoretical problems with the current. In those full of life texts, scholars of Spivak's paintings will establish her unmistakeable voice as she speaks on questions of illustration and self-representation, the politicization of deconstruction; the events of post-colonial critics; pedagogical accountability; and political innovations.

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An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramārthasāra of by Lyne Bansat-Boudon

By Lyne Bansat-Boudon

The Paramārthasāra, or ‘Essence of final Reality’, is a piece of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth–eleventh centuries). it's a short treatise within which the writer outlines the doctrine of which he's a impressive exponent, specifically nondualistic Śaivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 ideas: Śiva, Śakti and the embodied soul (nara).

The major curiosity of the Paramārthasāra isn't just that it serves as an advent to the verified doctrine of a convention, but additionally advances the concept of jiv̄anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle topic. additional, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet from time to time tricks at a moment feel mendacity underneath the obtrusive experience, particularly esoteric ideas and practices which are on the center of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogarāja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these a number of degrees of that means. An advent to Tantric Philosophy offers, in addition to a seriously revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and Yogarāja’s commentary.

This ebook should be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric reports and Philosophy.

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Hindu Selves in a Modern World: Guru Faith in the Mata by Maya Warrier

By Maya Warrier

This booklet explores devotional Hinduism in a contemporary context of excessive consumerism and revolutionised communications. It specializes in a fast-growing and high-profile modern Hindu guru religion originating in India and attracting a transnational following. The employer is led by way of a greatly renowned girl guru, Mata Amritanandamayi, whom devotees worship as an avatar and a healer of the ills of the modern international. through drawing upon multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork one of the mata's basically city, proficient 'middle category' Indian devotees, the writer offers the most important insights into new traits in well known Hinduism in a post-colonial and speedily modernising Indian atmosphere.

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Kundalini & the Chakras: Evolution in this Lifetime by Genevieve L. Paulson

By Genevieve L. Paulson

We all own the strong existence strength of Kundalini that could open us to genius states, psychic powers, and cosmic cognizance. For over ten years, this depended on consultant has been educating humans tips to effectively and successfully use this effective traditional power for non secular improvement.  This up to date version of Kundalini and the Chakras gains all new art and an additional index.

Genevieve Lewis Paulson's hot, sensible process and transformative ideas for detoxing, balancing, and constructing the chakras and their energies may also help you know your personal super inventive and non secular capability.

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The Early Upanishads: Annotated Text and Translation

This can be the entire version of the early Upanisads, the valuable scriptures of Hinduism. that includes Patrick Olivelle's acclaimed new English translation (Oxford, 1996), it's also the entire Sanskrit textual content, in addition to variation readings, scholarly emendations, and reasons of Olivelle's offerings of specific readings. the quantity additionally incorporates a concordance of the 2 recensions of the Brhadaranyaka Upanisad, and an intensive bibliography.

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Sri Ramana Leela by Krishna Bhikshu, Pingali Sundaram

By Krishna Bhikshu, Pingali Sundaram

The phrases of this sage,Sri Ramana Maharshi nonetheless flame out in my reminiscence like beacon lights."I pluck golden fruit from infrequent conferences with clever males" wrote Emerson in his diary,and it's sure that I plucked entire basketfuls in the course of my talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi.Our top philosophers of Europe couldn't carry a candle to him.. --Paul Brunton This advent by way of Paul Brunton should still result in any seeker to appreciate Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. This publication was once first released in Telugu language within the yr 1936.This used to be one of many 3 biographies of Sri Bhagavan released in the course of his physically lifestyles time.Perused and corrected prsonally by means of the nice sage himself this e-book is a needs to for each follower of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

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Encountering Kali: In the Margins, at the Center, in the by Rachel Fell Mcdermott

By Rachel Fell Mcdermott

Encountering Kal? explores some of the most impressive divinities the area has seen--the Hindu goddess Kal?. She is concurrently understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of formality ownership, a Tantric sexual companion, and an all-loving, compassionate mom. renowned and scholarly curiosity in her has been at the upward push within the West lately. Responding to this phenomenon, this quantity makes a speciality of the complexities interested in examining Kal? in either her indigenous South Asian settings and her newer Western incarnations. utilizing scriptural historical past, temple structure, political violence, feminist and psychoanalytic feedback, autobiographical mirrored image, and the goddess's contemporary guises on the web, the participants pose questions proper to our figuring out of Kal?, as they light up the issues and offers inherent in each act of cross-cultural interpretation.

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The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War

"The Bhagavad-Gita" has been an important textual content of Hindu tradition in India because the time of its composition within the first century A.D. one of many nice classics of worldwide literature, it has encouraged such varied thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; so much lately, it shaped the middle of Peter Brook's celebrated construction of the "Mahabharata."

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