Forms of Knowledge in Early Modern Asia: Explorations in the by Sheldon Pollock,Sumit Guha,Velcheru Narayana Rao,David

By Sheldon Pollock,Sumit Guha,Velcheru Narayana Rao,David Shulman,Sunjay Subrahmanyam

In the earlier twenty years, students have reworked our realizing of the interactions among India and the West because the consolidation of British strength at the subcontinent round 1800. whereas acknowledging the benefits of this scholarship, Sheldon Pollock argues that realizing how colonialism replaced South Asian cultures, rather how Western modes of idea turned dominant, calls for figuring out what used to be there to be replaced. but little is understood concerning the historical past of information and mind's eye in past due precolonial South Asia, approximately what systematic varieties of concept existed, how they labored, or who produced them. This pioneering selection of essays is helping to rectify this case via addressing the methods thinkers in India and Tibet replied to a speedily altering global within the 3 centuries sooner than 1800. individuals study new different types of verbal exchange and conceptions of energy that built around the subcontinent; altering modes of literary realization, practices, and associations in north India; unheard of engagements in comparative faith, autobiography, and ethnography within the Indo-Persian sphere; and new instructions in disciplinarity, medication, and geography in Tibet. Taken jointly, the essays in Forms of data in Early glossy Asia inaugurate the exploration of a very advanced highbrow terrain, whereas gesturing towards specific types of non-Western modernity.

Contributors. Muzaffar Alam, Imre Bangha, Aditya Behl, Allison Busch, Sumit Guha, Janet Gyatso, Matthew T. Kapstein, Françoise Mallison, Sheldon Pollock, Velcheru Narayana Rao, Kurtis R. Schaeffer, Sunil Sharma, David Shulman, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi

Show description

Read or Download Forms of Knowledge in Early Modern Asia: Explorations in the Intellectual History of India and Tibet, 1500–1800 PDF

Similar hinduism books

The Ordinances of Manu: Translated from the Sanskrit: Volume 67 (Trubner's Oriental Series)

First released in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Être rien, c'est être tout : La quintessence de son enseignement (Yoga intérieur) (French Edition)

Nisargadatta Maharaj est un guru indien de los angeles doctrine de l'advaita vedanta ou non-dualité qui vécut de mars 1897 à septembre 1981. Son enseignement se healthy connaître en Occident notamment au travers du livre intitulé Je suis vendu à plusieurs milliers d'exemplaires en France. Il est considéré par nombre d'Occidentaux, intéressés par cette philosophie, comme l'un des grands sages hindous traditionnels de l'époque contemporaine à l'instar d'un Ramana Marashi lié à cette école du Vedanta Selon certains members à ses réunions, son enseignement se caractérisait par sa manière abrupte et sa simplicité, humble dans sa démarche, ne cherchant ni l. a. notoriété ni l. a. richesse.

L'incendie du coeur (French Edition)

Daniel Odier nous donne ici une traduction inédite des fifty three stances du Spandakârikâ ou "Chant du Frémissement", texte tantrique écrit au début du IXème siècle par l'un des grands yogis du Shivaïsme cachemirien. Il disclose une philosophie et une pratique de méditation essentielle, le Mahamudra, pratique qui rejoint par ses préceptes le ch'an chinois, le zen japonais et le dzogchen tibétain.

The Science of the Rishis: The Spiritual and Material Discoveries of the Ancient Sages of India

An entire advent to Sanatana Dharma, the religious technological know-how of the Hindu sages • Examines what number middle techniques of Hinduism, together with Brahman, Atman, bhakti, karma, and reincarnation, relate to trendy technological know-how • Explores the medical discoveries of the rishis, old Vedic sages, and the way they've got just recently been rediscovered through Western scientists • finds the techniques of quantum physics hidden in the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Puranas referred to as “the scientists of Hinduism,” the rishis of historical India have been the scribes of the Vedas.

Additional resources for Forms of Knowledge in Early Modern Asia: Explorations in the Intellectual History of India and Tibet, 1500–1800

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.81 of 5 – based on 24 votes