Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems

Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems

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A stimulating account of the wide range of approaches towards conceptualising emotions in classical Indian philosophical-religious traditions, such as those of the Upanishads, Vaishnava Tantrism, Bhakti movement, Jainism, Buddhism, Yoga, Shaivism, and aesthetics, this volume analyses the definition and validity of emotions in the construction of identity and self-discovery.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 25.4mm | 460g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • CRC Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1138859354
  • 9781138859357
  • 1,786,634

About Professor Purushottama Bilimoria

Purushottama Bilimoria is Visiting Professor, University of California at Berkeley, USA. Aleksandra Wenta is Postdoctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India.show more

Table of contents

Preface. Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems: An Introduction Purushottama Bilimoria and Aleksandra Wenta Part 1: Tantrism 1. Passions and Emotions in the Indian Philosophical-Religious Traditions Raffaele Torella 2. Intensity of Emotions: A Way to Liberation in the Advaita Saiva Agamas and their Exegetes Bettina Sharada Baumer 3. Between Fear and Heroism: The Tantric Path to Liberation Aleksandra Wenta Part 2: The Bhakti Movement 4. Principal Emotions Contributing to the Supreme Love of Siva: A Study of Early Saiva Hymnal Corpus T. Ganesan 5. Love Never Tasted Quite Like This Before: Srngara-rasa in the Light of Two Texts from a Sahajiya Vaisnava Notebook Neal Delmonico and Aditi Nath Sarkar Part 3: Buddhism, Patanjala Yoga and Saiva Siddhanta 6. The Buddhist Psychology of Emotions Varun Kumar Tripathi 7. Between Impetus, Fear, and Disgust: 'Desire for Emancipation' (Samvega) from Early Buddhism to Patanjala Yoga and Saiva Siddhanta Andrea Acri Part 4: Aesthetics 8. Moha Kala: Aporia of Emotion in Indian Reflective Traditions Venkat D. Rao 9. Aesthetics of Despair Sharad Deshpandeshow more

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'The contributions by Rafaele Torella, Bettina Sharada Baumer and Aleksandra Wenta are uniformly rewarding, combining exacting philological rigour with sophisticated interpretations.' Sonam Kachru, University of Virginiashow more

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