Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India / Edition 3

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India / Edition 3

by Diana L. Eck
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231112653

ISBN-13: 9780231112659

Pub. Date: 11/10/1998

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The role of the visual is essential to Hindu tradition and culture, but many attempts to understand India's divine images have been laden with misperceptions. Darsan, a Sanskrit word that means "seeing," is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to help us read, think, and look at Hindu images with appreciation and imagination.

Overview

The role of the visual is essential to Hindu tradition and culture, but many attempts to understand India's divine images have been laden with misperceptions. Darsan, a Sanskrit word that means "seeing," is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to help us read, think, and look at Hindu images with appreciation and imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231112659
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/10/1998
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
97
Sales rank:
246,010
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third EditionPreface to the Second EditionSeeing the SacredA. DarsanB. The Visible IndiaC. Film ImagesD. The Image of GodE. The Polytheistic ImaginationThe Nature of the Hindu ImagesA. The Aniconic and the Iconic ImagesB. The Ritual Uses of the ImagesC. Creation and Consecration of ImagesD. Festivals and ImagesImage, Temple, and PilgrimageA. The Temple and the ImageB. Image and PilgrimageAfterword: Seeing the Divine Image in AmericaA. America's Murtis and TemplesB. Sri Lakshmi Temple: The Process of Divine EmbodimentNotesAppendix I. BibliographyAppendix II. Note on PronunciationAppendix III. GlossaryIndex

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