Puṣpikā: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditions: Contributions to Current Research in Indology Volume 3 [Paperback]

Robert Leach(Editor); Jessie Pons(Editor)

ISBN: 9781782979395 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: PUSPIKA | Volume: 3 | Year of Publication: 2015 | 128p, H9.4 x W6.7, b/w illustrations
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Puṣpikā: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditions


Puṣpikā 3 is the outcome of the third and fourth International Indology Graduate Research Symposiums held in Paris and Edinburgh in 2011 and 2012. This volume presents the results of recent research by early-career scholars into the texts, languages and literary, philosophical and religious traditions of South Asia. The articles offer a broad range of disciplinary perspectives on a wide array of subjects including classical and medieval philosophy, esoteric knowledge and practices in the Vedas, Kālidāsa's great poem Meghadūta ('The Cloud Messenger'), soteriology in a 17th century Jain text, identity, orality and the songs of the Bauls in 20th century Bengal, and Sanskrit pedagogy.

Table of Contents

1. Is inference a cognitive or a linguistic process? A line of divergence between Jain and Buddhist classifications
Marie-Hélène Gorisse

2. Between Theism and Atheism: A journey through Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta
and Mīmāṃsā
Elisa Freschi

3. The pre-eminence of men in the vrātya-ideology
Moreno Dore

4. “Tear down my Sādhana- and Havirdhāna-huts, stow away my Somavessels!”
– Jaiminīya Brāhmaṇa 2,269ff. : A typical case of cursing in the
Paul Schwerda

5. A New Reading Of The Meghadūta
A. Ruiz-Falqués

6. Banārasīdās climbing the Jain Stages of Perfection
Jérôme Petit

7. If people get to know me, I'll become cow-dung: Bhaba Pagla and the songs
of the Bauls of Bengal
Carola Erika Lorea

8. Revisiting Sanskrit Teaching in the Light of Modern Language Pedagogy
Sven Wortmann and Ann-Kathrin Wolf

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