Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

by Diana L. Eck
     
 

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Although the role of the visual is essential to Indian tradition and culture, most attempts to understand its images are 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 tolerance and imagination.
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Although the role of the visual is essential to Indian tradition and culture, most attempts to understand its images are 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 tolerance and imagination.

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Religious Studies Review
Simply one of the best short introductions to Hinduism available. . . . Belongs in every religionist´s and South Asianist´s library. . . . Enthusiastically recommended as required for undergraduate courses on the Hindu tradition.
Hinduism Today

An explanation of temple worship and the use of Deity images. Darsan will give the Hindu deeper insight into the practices of his own religion, provide explanations for non-Hindu friends, and convey useful konowledge to his children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890120422
Publisher:
American Teilhard Association
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Edition description:
ENL
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.46(h) x (d)

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