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The Place of Devotion: Siting and Experiencing Divinity in Bengal-Vaishnavism (South Asia Across the Disciplines Book 23) by [Sukanya Sarbadhikary]

The Place of Devotion: Siting and Experiencing Divinity in Bengal-Vaishnavism (South Asia Across the Disciplines Book 23) Kindle Edition

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“Sophisticated in areas of theory, The Place of Devotion teases out the subtle nuances of affect for four groups within the Gaudiya Vaishnava community, demonstrating not only how they differ, but how the differently interiorized experiences become social practices that generate strong empathic continuities.”—Tony K. Stewart, Gertrude Conaway Chair in Humanities, Vanderbilt University

"With exemplary skill and sensitivity, Sarbadhikary vividly documents the complex mix of emotional, aesthetic, and erotic sensibilities engaged and cultivated at one of India's most celebrated Hindu holy places. The Place of Devotion is a must-read for anyone interested in Hinduism, in India, and in the implications of profound religious experiences for the understanding of self in today's modern world."—Susan Bayly, University of Cambridge

“Sarbadhikary makes a crucial contribution to the current anthropology of Hinduism by showing the continued vibrancy of a feminine and ecstatic mode of religious experience that has refused to surrender to the masculinist thrust of modern religious reform."—Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Columbia University

"Sukanya Sarbadhikary is an ideal pilgrim - she makes an unusual intellectual journey from the modern academic world to a traditional world filled with intense religious experience. The work shows with exceptional analytical intelligence and subtlety the connection between the sites, sounds and affects of Vaisnava religiosity as it exists defiantly in the middle of the modern world. She produces an intricate and delicate picture of the diverse forms of religiosity in Navadvip – from the conventional goswamis, the quite different religiosity of the babajis, of the ordinary vaisnava householder, to the utterly modern, international version of this form of religious experience in ISCON devotees. She offers a complex account of the institutional forms, ascetic disciplines and musical raptures of Vaisnava religious life. It is an important contribution to our knowledge about how religion thrives in intimate interaction with modernity"—Sudipta Kaviraj, author of The Imaginary Institution of India


--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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“Sophisticated in areas of theory, The Place of Devotion teases out the subtle nuances of affect for four groups within the Gaudiya Vaishnava community, demonstrating not only how they differ, but how the differently interiorized experiences become social practices that generate strong empathic continuities.”―Tony K. Stewart, Gertrude Conaway Chair in Humanities, Vanderbilt University

"With exemplary skill and sensitivity, Sarbadhikary vividly documents the complex mix of emotional, aesthetic, and erotic sensibilities engaged and cultivated at one of India's most celebrated Hindu holy places. The Place of Devotion is a must-read for anyone interested in Hinduism, in India, and in the implications of profound religious experiences for the understanding of self in today's modern world."―Susan Bayly, University of Cambridge

“Sarbadhikary makes a crucial contribution to the current anthropology of Hinduism by showing the continued vibrancy of a feminine and ecstatic mode of religious experience that has refused to surrender to the masculinist thrust of modern religious reform."―Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Columbia University

"Sukanya Sarbadhikary is an ideal pilgrim - she makes an unusual intellectual journey from the modern academic world to a traditional world filled with intense religious experience. The work shows with exceptional analytical intelligence and subtlety the connection between the sites, sounds and affects of Vaisnava religiosity as it exists defiantly in the middle of the modern world. She produces an  intricate and delicate picture of the diverse forms of religiosity in Navadvip – from the conventional goswamis, the quite different religiosity of the babajis, of the ordinary vaisnava householder, to the utterly modern, international version of this form of religious experience in ISCON devotees. She offers a complex account of the institutional forms, ascetic disciplines and musical raptures of Vaisnava religious life. It is an important contribution to our knowledge about how religion thrives in intimate interaction with modernity"―Sudipta Kaviraj, author of The Imaginary Institution of India


--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File Size : 8676 KB
  • ASIN : B077PJR1MV
  • Publication Date : August 7, 2015
  • Print Length : 302 pages
  • Publisher : University of California Press; 1st Edition (August 7, 2015)
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
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