Baksheesh and Brahman: Asian Journals - India

Baksheesh and Brahman: Asian Journals - India

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Baksheesh and Brahman: Asian Journals - India by Joseph Campbell

After ten years of intensive study of Indian art and philosophy, Joseph Campbell, at 50, finally embarked on a journey to India. Searching for the transcendent (Brahman), he found instead stark realities: growing nationalism, religious rivalry, poverty, and a prevalent culture of what he called “baksheesh,” or alms. This journal chronicles the disillusionment and revelation that would change the course of Campbell’s life and study, and his transition from professor to counterculture icon. Balancing Campbell’s astute explorations of mythology and history are his often amusing observations of a sometimes frustrating alien culture and his fellow Western travelers. This account also includes personal photographs, specially commissioned maps, and illustrations redrawn from Campbell’s own hand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781577312376
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Series: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

About the Collected Works of Joseph Campbellix
Editors' Forewordxi
Notes on the Textxxiii
Prelude1
Chapter ITravels with Swami5
New Delhi5
Kashmir14
From New Delhi to Calcutta28
Calcutta55
Orissa85
Madras93
Chapter IITemples and Monuments109
Bangalore and Mysore109
Bombay and Aurangabad117
Bombay to Bangalore and Back126
Chapter IIIThe Space-Platform143
Bombay143
Ahmedabad and New Delhi187
Chapter IVDance Tour with Jean Erdman237
New Delhi237
Bombay254
Madras259
New Delhi265
Chapter VA Guru and His Devotees269
Cochin and Trivandrum269
Madras287
Appendix AHinduism297
Appendix BChronological Chart of Indian Art311
Glossary313
Bibliography319
Chapter Notes325
Acknowledgments357
Index359
About the Author387
About the Joseph Campbell Foundation389

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