Krishna's mandala: Bhagavata religion and beyond

By: Hudson, Dennis D
Contributor(s): Hawley, John Stratton [Editor] | Thapar, Romila [Editor]
Publisher: New Delhi Oxford University Press 2010Description: xxxvi, 298 p ISBN: 9780198062769Subject(s): Antal --Criticism and interpretation | Bhagavadgita --Criticism | interpretation, Krishna (Hindu deity) --Cult --India --Tamil Nadu | Vaishnavism --India --Tamil Nadu | Puranas. Bhagavatapurana --Criticism , Hindu temples --India --Tamil Nadu | interpretation , Tamil Nadu (India) --ReligionDDC classification: 294.5512095482 Summary: D. Dennis Hudson was one of the foremost American scholars of the religions of India and this volume brings together his seminal essays. It studies different aspects of Bhagavata religion and Vaishnavism in south India and also the connections between the Vaishnavism of south India and a remembered or imagined north. The collection is divided into three parts. While the first part deals with the physical, conceptual, ritual, and moral layouts of the two ancient Tamil capitals-Madurai and Kancipuram, the second evaluates a series of key texts that illumine the nature of ancient Bhagavatism. The last part investigates the connections between Bhagavata religion and gender. (Source: www.alibris.com)
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D. Dennis Hudson was one of the foremost American scholars of the religions of India and this volume brings together his seminal essays. It studies different aspects of Bhagavata religion and Vaishnavism in south India and also the connections between the Vaishnavism of south India and a remembered or imagined north. The collection is divided into three parts. While the first part deals with the physical, conceptual, ritual, and moral layouts of the two ancient Tamil capitals-Madurai and Kancipuram, the second evaluates a series of key texts that illumine the nature of ancient Bhagavatism. The last part investigates the connections between Bhagavata religion and gender. (Source: www.alibris.com)

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