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Worldly Gurus And Spiritual Kings

Author : Tamara I. Sears
ISBN : 9780300198447
Genre : Architecture
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This pioneering book is the first full-length study of the matha, or Hindu monastery, which developed in India at the turn of the first millennium. Rendered monumentally in stone, the matha represented more than just an architectural innovation: it signaled the institutionalization of asceticism into a formalized monastic practice, as well as the emergence of the guru as an influential public figure. With entirely new primary research, Tamara I. Sears examines the architectural and archaeological histories of six little-known monasteries in Central India and reveals the relationships between political power, religion, and the production of sacred space. This important work of scholarship features scrupulous original measured drawings, providing a vast amount of new material and a much-needed contribution to the fields of Asian art, religious studies, and cultural history. In introducing new categories of architecture, this book illuminates the potential of buildings to reconfigure not only social and ritual relationships but also the fundamental ontology of the world.

The Hindu Monastery In South India

Author : Nalini Rao
ISBN : 9781793622389
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This study analyzes the role of asceticism, icons, and the guru in South India. Tracing the development of Hindu monastic orders, the author analyzes the growth of these institutions from educational establishments to centers of traditional socio-religious authority, centering her argument on the phenomenon of guru whole-body relics.--Sthaneshwar Timalsina, San Diego State University

Routledge Handbook Of South Asian Religions

Author : Knut A. Jacobsen
ISBN : 9780429622069
Genre : Social Science
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The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Religions presents critical research, overviews, and case studies on religion in historical South Asia, in the seven nation states of contemporary South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, and in the South Asian diaspora. Chapters by an international set of experts analyse formative developments, roots, changes and transformations, religious practices and ideas, identities, relations, territorialisation, and globalisation in historical and contemporary South Asia. The Handbook is divided into two parts which first analyse historical South Asian religions and their developments and second contemporary South Asia religions that are influenced by both religious pluralism and their close connection to nation states and their ideological power. Contributors argue that religion has been used as a tool for creating nations as well as majorities within those nations in South Asia, despite their enormous diversity, in particular religious diversity. The Handbook explores these diversities and tensions, historical developments, and the present situation across religious traditions by utilising an array of approaches and from the point of view of various academic disciplines. Drawing together a remarkable collection of leading and emerging scholars, this handbook is an invaluable research tool and will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of Asian religion, religion in context, and South Asian religions.

Routledge International Handbook Of Charisma

Author : José Pedro Zúquete
ISBN : 9780429553806
Genre : Social Science
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The Routledge International Handbook of Charisma provides an unprecedented multidimensional and multidisciplinary comparative analysis of the phenomenon of charisma – first defined by Max Weber as the irrational bond between deified leader and submissive follower. It includes broad overviews of foundational theories and experiences of charisma and of associated key issues and themes. Contributors include 45 influential international scholars who approach the topic from different disciplinary perspectives and utilize examples from an array of historical and cultural settings. The Handbook presents up-to-date, concise, thought-provoking, innovative, and informative perspectives on charisma as it has been expressed in the past and as it continues to be manifested in the contemporary world by leaders ranging from shamans to presidents. It is designed to be essential reading for all students, researchers, and general readers interested in achieving a comprehensive understanding of the power and potential of charismatic authority in all its varieties, subtleties, dynamics, and current and potential directions.

The Hegemony Of Heritage

Author : Deborah L. Stein
ISBN : 9780520968882
Genre : History
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit to learn more. The Hegemony of Heritage makes an original and significant contribution to our understanding of how the relationship of architectural objects and societies to the built environment changes over time. Studying two surviving medieval monuments in southern Rajasthan—the Ambika Temple in Jagat and the Ékalingji Temple Complex in Kailaspuri—the author looks beyond their divergent sectarian affiliations and patronage structures to underscore many aspects of common practice. This book offers new and extremely valuable insights into these important monuments, illuminating the entangled politics of antiquity and revealing whether a monument’s ritual record is affirmed as continuous and hence hoary or dismissed as discontinuous or reinvented through various strategies. The Hegemony of Heritage enriches theoretical constructs with ethnographic description and asks us to reexamine notions such as archive and text through the filter of sculpture and mantra.

Guru Gobind Singh And Khalsa Discipline

Author : Dalip Singh
ISBN : UCAL:B3963568
Genre : Sikh gurus
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Spirituo Ethical Philosophy Of Guru Angad Dev

Author : Jodha Siṅgha
ISBN : UOM:39015068808784
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Guru Gobind Singh; Reflections Offerings

Author : Puran Singh
ISBN : UCAL:B3463964
Genre : Sikhism
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Folk Religion

Author : Harvinder Singh Bhatti
ISBN : UOM:39015052296020
Genre : Social Science
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On detailed inquiry of folk religion of Punjab.

The City Of Amritsar

Author : Fauja Singh
ISBN : UOM:39015027773236
Genre : Amritsar (India)
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Contributed articles.

Guru Ram Das In Sikh Tradition

Author : Gurudharm Singh Khalsa
ISBN : UOM:39015043215634
Genre : Sikh gurus
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Storm In Punjab

Author : Kshitīśa
ISBN : UOM:39015014615077
Genre : Punjab (India)
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Guru Raghavendra Swamy A Tribute

Author : Keshav Mutalik
ISBN : UVA:X001902097
Genre : Dvaita (Vedanta)
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Hagiography of Rāghavendra Swami, 1601-1661, Hindu religious leader, and exponent of the dvaita school of Indian philosophy.

Drama Kings

Author : Dalma Heyn
ISBN : 1594865302
Genre : Self-Help
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In her newest book, the best-selling author of The Erotic Silence of the American Wife examines a rising trend in today's relationships—the coupling of high-achieving women with weaker men she terms "drama kings," who are drawn to the women's strength but ultimately attempt to sabotage it. These men create chaos in relationships, driving women crazy in the process. Weaving examples from history, literature, and popular culture with clinical research she has conducted over several decades, Heyn details the telling traits of drama kings—and arms women with strategies to extricate themselves from these toxic relationships.

History Of The Sikhs The Sikh Gurus 1469 1708

Author : Hari Ram Gupta
ISBN : 8121502764
Genre : Religion
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Illustrations: 3 Maps Description: History of the Sikhs is a five volume series dealing with all aspects-religious, philosophical, political, military, social, economic and cultural, and the contribution of Sikhism to world civilization, in particular to human rights, principles of liberty, equality and fraternity, and to the creed of democracy and secularism. The aim is to present a comprehensive view of the rise, growth and development of Sikh thought and action almost in every direction. The entire series is based on original contemporary sources in English, Gurmukhi, Marathi, Persian and Urdu known to exist in India and abroad. This first volume gives the story of Ten Masters who provided leadership to the downtrodden people of the Punjab both in religious and political fields for about two centuries. Their aim was to remove the bitterness that had persisted between the rulers and their subjects for the past five hundred years. They wished to create a new society based upon mutual brotherhood, and freedom of thought, expression and action. It was under the circumstances almost an impossible task. But there is nothing like a dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow. Man's onward march requires that the heights around him should be ablaze with noble and glorious deeds of valour and self-sacrifice to serve as guiding lights. Such evolutionary and revolutionary models were furnished by Guru Arjan, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Guru Gobind Singh, and his four sons-Ajit Singh (18 years), Jujhar Singh (14 years), Zorawar Singh (8 years), and Fatah Singh (5 years)-as well as by their numerous disciples like Bhais Mati Das, Sati Das and Dayal Das. The main feature of this book are: A critical appraisement of Guru Nanak's Janam Sakhis, justification for celebrating Guru Nanak's birthday in November instead of in April, Guru Nanak's compositions, Mardana's death at Baghdad, how Amritsar developed into a Sikh centre, Guru Arjan's martyrdom, why Guru Hargobind took to militarism, Guru Har Rae's residence at Nahan, Hukam Namas of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Guru Gobind Singh's formula of five into five, his literary works and Hukam Namas, Emperor Bahadur Shah's pious fraud, eminent personalities and instructions, impact of Gurus'; teachings on Indian society, and why Jats became followers of Khatri Gurus.

Journal Of Sikh Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015078363879
Genre : Sikhism
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Southeast Asia

Author : Nicholas Tarling
ISBN : UOM:39015043702276
Genre : History
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This innovative book adopts both a narrative and a comparative approach to the modern history of Southeast Asia. It examines the experiences of Southeast Asian states, peoples, and regimes, and it links those experiences with those of states, peoples, and regimes in other parts of the world.

Encyclopaedia Of Buddhism A World Faith Bodhisattva And Selflessness V 14

Author : Madan Gopal Chitkara
ISBN : 8176481939
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Back To Godhead

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ISBN : WISC:89077118511
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Java In The 14th Century Commentaries And Recapitulation

Author : Theodore Gauthier Th. Pigeaud
ISBN : UVA:X000939461
Genre : Java (Indonesia)
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