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Hindu devotional traditions have long been recognized for their sacred geographies as well as the sensuous aspects of their devotees' experiences. Largely overlooked, however, are the subtle links between these religious expressions. Based on intensive fieldwork conducted among worshippers in Bengal’s Navadvip-Mayapur sacred complex, this book discusses the diverse and contrasting ways in which Bengal-Vaishnava devotees experience sacred geography and divinity. Sukanya Sarbadhikary documents an extensive range of practices, which draw on the interactions of mind, body, and viscera. She shows how perspectives on religion, embodiment, affect, and space are enriched when sacred spatialities of internal and external forms are studied at once.
 

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication Page
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Note on Transliteration
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Siting and Experiencing Divinity in Bengal-Vaishnavism
  2. pp. 1-33
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  1. Discovering Gupta-Vrindavan: Finding Selves and Places in the Storied Landscape
  2. pp. 34-69
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  1. Imagining in Gupta-­Vrindavan: Experiencing the Self and ­Emotions in the Mind-Heart Landscape
  2. pp. 70-108
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  1. Bodying Gupta-Vrindavan: Experiencing the Self and Emotions in the Corporeal Space
  2. pp. 109-149
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  1. Serving Gupta-Vrindavan: ­Devotional Service in the ­Physical Place and the Workings of the International Society
  2. pp. 150-178
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  1. Listening to Vrindavan: Chanting and Musical ­Experience as ­Embodying a Devotional Soundscape
  2. pp. 179-213
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 214-224
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  1. Notes
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 235-239
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 239-260
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 261-274
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520962668
Related ISBN(s)
9780520287716
MARC Record
OCLC
1104432267
Pages
294
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-15
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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