The Gods at Play
Lila in South Asia
Edited by William S. Sax
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Gods at Play by William S. Sax
Book DescriptionBLThe first comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of an important component of South Asian cultural history This is a collection of mostly unpublished essays on 'Lila', a Hindu concept meaning 'divine play' that is at once a theological, dramaturgical, and aesthetic category.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195091021
(210mm x 139mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 4-May-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William S. Sax
God of Justice, Hardback (December 2008)
In God of Justice, anthropologist William S. Sax offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of cursing, black magic, and ritual healing in the Central Himalayas of North India. Based on ten years' ethnographic fieldwork, God of Justice shows how these practices are part of a moral system based on the principle of family unity.
Dancing the Self, Hardback (October 2001)» View all books by William S. Sax
The inhabitants of the former kingdom of Garhwal, located in north India are deeply devoted to the great Indian national epic, the "Mahabharata". This book opens a window on a fascinating (and threatened) aspect of rural Indian life and Hinduism as a living religion, and provides an accessible introduction to the "Mahabharata" itself.
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