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The Resource A genealogy of devotion : Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India, Patton E. Burchett

A genealogy of devotion : Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India, Patton E. Burchett

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A genealogy of devotion : Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India
Title
A genealogy of devotion
Title remainder
Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India
Statement of responsibility
Patton E. Burchett
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Patton E. Burchett offers a path-breaking genealogical study of devotional (bhakti) Hinduism that traces its understudied historical relationships with tantra, yoga, and Sufism. Beginning in India's early medieval "Tantric Age" and reaching to the present day, Burchett focuses his analysis on the crucial shifts of the early modern period, when the rise of bhakti communities in North India transformed the religious landscape in ways that would profoundly affect the shape of modern-day Hinduism. A Genealogy of Devotion illuminates the complex historical factors at play in the growth of bhakti in Sultanate and Mughal India through its pivotal interactions with Indic and Persianate traditions of asceticism, monasticism, politics, and literature. Shedding new light on the importance of Persian culture and popular Sufism in the history of devotional Hinduism, Burchett's work explores the cultural encounters that reshaped early modern North Indian communities. Focusing on the Ramanandi bhakti community and the tantric Nath yogis, Burchett describes the emergence of a new and Sufi-inflected devotional sensibility--an ethical, emotional, and aesthetic disposition - that was often critical of tantric and yogic religiosity. Early modern North Indian devotional critiques of tantric religiosity, he shows, prefigured colonial-era Orientalist depictions of bhakti as "religion" and tantra as "magic." Providing a broad historical view of bhakti, tantra, and yoga while simultaneously challenging dominant scholarly conceptions of them, A Genealogy of Devotion offers a bold new narrative of the history of religion in India
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DLC
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Burchett, Patton
Dewey number
294.5/43609545
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1214.32.B53
LC item number
B87 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bhakti
  • Sufism
  • Yoga
  • Tantrism
  • India
  • Bhakti
  • Religion
  • Sufism
  • Tantrism
  • Yoga
  • India
Label
A genealogy of devotion : Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India, Patton E. Burchett
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1051778603
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 433 pages
Isbn
9780231190329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029228792
System control number
(OCoLC)1051778603
Label
A genealogy of devotion : Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India, Patton E. Burchett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1051778603
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 433 pages
Isbn
9780231190329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029228792
System control number
(OCoLC)1051778603

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