Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India

Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India

by Lee Siegel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226756874

ISBN-13: 9780226756875

Pub. Date: 06/28/1991

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Scholar and magician, Siegel uncovers the age-old practices of magic in sacred rites and rituals and unveils the contemporary world of Indian magic of street and stage entertainers. Siegel's journeys take him from ancient Sanskrit texts to the slums of New Dehli as he explores India's remarkable magical tradition.

Overview

Scholar and magician, Siegel uncovers the age-old practices of magic in sacred rites and rituals and unveils the contemporary world of Indian magic of street and stage entertainers. Siegel's journeys take him from ancient Sanskrit texts to the slums of New Dehli as he explores India's remarkable magical tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226756875
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Edition description:
1
Pages:
455
Sales rank:
1,015,122
Product dimensions:
6.63(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents


The Code: Elements of Magic
On the Street Now: Birds and Fire
Scene One: Diving Duck
Traveler's Journal 1: Delhi
Scene Two: Soaring Pigeon
Traveler's Journal 2: Kashmir
On the Street Then: Ropes and Air
Scene Three: Knots
Historian's Notebook 1: Wandering Magicians
Scene Four: Cut-and-Restored
Historian's Notebook 2: The Indian Rope Trick
On the Stage Now: Mirrors and Water
Scene Five: East/Spring: The Reflections of Professor M. T. Bannerji
Traveler's Journal 3: North/Summer
Scene Six: West/Fall: The Reflections of Professor M. T. Bannerji
Traveler's Journal 4: South/Winter
On the Stage Then: Bones and Earth
Scene Seven: The Skull of Vishvasiddhi
Historian's Notebook 3: Magicians at Court
Scene Eight: indrajalasutra: A Skeleton of Magic
Historian's Notebook 4: Field Notes on Magic
The Coda: Words and Ether
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

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