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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 381–387.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., as they are largely understood today—theorized and created new knowledge systems to define their four-hundred-year-old Marwari literary culture. Keeping up with the theoreticians of Brajbhasha who blended Vaishnava bhakti (devotion) with poetic theory, the Rajasthani scholars placed their work in a multilingual...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 356–361.
Published: 01 August 2022
...). Sabalsingh Chauhan's seventeenth-century Mahabharat is a bhakti (devotional) retelling of the Mahabharata epic. In the prologue of the sixteenth book of his Mahabharat , Chauhan describes himself performing his poem in Delhi before Aurangzeb and a king named Mitrasen. He also praises Mitrasen in the prologue...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 543–554.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Bhakti lyrics like the Gita Govinda. The Gita Govinda as we know is a collection of Ayi giriNandini Nandita medhini songs attributed to the twelfth- century poet Jay- Vishwa vinoDhini nandanuThe...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 289–292.
Published: 01 August 2022
... subcontinent. This article introduces a special section consisting of articles by students, colleagues, and mentors of Busch. 2. Grierson, “A Specimen of the Padumāwati,” 127 . 3. Grierson, “A Specimen of the Padumāwati,” 129 . 4. Behl, “Presence and Absence in Bhakti,” 321 . 5...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 45–59.
Published: 01 August 2004
... with increasing ac- complete with subtypes. In contrast to the simplicity ceptance. Tracing how this new acceptance of Brajbhasa and naturalism celebrated as characteristic of premodern came about, particularly the processes of cultural and Hindi’s better-known corpus, bhakti literature, the riti intellectual...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1994) 14 (1): 53–56.
Published: 01 May 1994
... accumulated experience in responding in Italian culture the term “national” operated with to the communal forces in an altogether “new me- a restricted meaning that did not coincide with the dium.” We dug out the repository of the Bhakti idea “popular.” The “national” had remained...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1994) 14 (1): 114–121.
Published: 01 May 1994
... and caste backgrounds; their writ- itself a decentralized society, the rise of Buddhism, ings cover a multiplicity of themes and reveal a the bhakti movement, Mughal rule, British colonial- wide acquaintance with different genres. Both the ism, the rise of reform movements, nationalism...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 604–610.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Indian Bhakti discourse, with the world outside, o ers itself as a pregnant 4. Here I use Indian literature as a generic term for the beauty of phrasal arrangement, Magha has 6. See Sisir Kumar Das, prologue and appendix 1 and 2, literatures — written and oral — available in Indian all three...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 403–408.
Published: 01 December 2013
... in separation) in some higher unity, of what the authors of The Cracked Mirror describe which would be the secular state or secularized re- as the insight into the “supplemental” aspect of a ligion? Bhakti is after all more than the medieval transcendental (un)touchability “outsourced” to Indian...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 334–340.
Published: 01 August 2022
... leaving the Nath yogi, unsurprisingly, defeated by the leader of whatever community was responsible for composing the tale. As Patton Burchett's work has shown, the thaumaturgic yogi (most often the Nath) was frequently portrayed in north Indian bhakti (devotional) texts as the “other...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1987) 7 (1_and_2): 68.
Published: 01 August 1987
.... The term Readers interested in additional information may wish to •Dalit" means •the oppressed," and it has become a symbol consult the following sources: of assertive pride and resistance to the linked hierarchies of --Jayashree Gokhale-Tumer. 'Bhakti or Vidroha: Continuity...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 348–355.
Published: 01 August 2022
... laid the foundations of the Assamese Bhakti movement and located the Vaishnavas of Brahmaputra Valley within a transregional devotional network connecting the region with Purushottama kṣetra in Puri (in present day Odisha). 20 His pilgrimages to Puri were mentioned by his disciples (henceforth...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (3): 617–633.
Published: 01 December 2005
... ) / 1881 36 n oiiu-iaKa,“h rnahso Ra- of in Irfan,” Prannathis and Bhakti...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (2): 310–325.
Published: 01 August 2008
... keen sense of detail. 31. “The East and the West,” SVCW, 5:443 – 44. It is important to remember, however, that for traditional bhakti through a privileging of the 320 Vivekananda, the Advaita ideal is the founda- Advaita idea that guided both the practices...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 33–44.
Published: 01 August 2004
... by (quatrains). The early bhakti poets conveyed their mes- them may enjoy similar popularity. Shakespeare’s son- sage most effectively in padas, which normally have a nets are as much read as any of his great plays. Brevity, loose moraic meter suitable for emotional expression making the poem more accessible...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1987) 7 (1_and_2): 78–85.
Published: 01 August 1987
...' literary and song tradition is almost Anna Bhau Sathe (1920-1968). Unlike most other major buried in oblivion, though the medieval bhakti (devotional) Dalit writers, he was a Matang untouchable by caste and not poets from low-ranked castes evidently drew on it, while a Mahar, the caste group which...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1986) 6 (2): 21–26.
Published: 01 August 1986
...- rity and its union with the Lord Silva so as to destroy dual- ally control the communication system in any given society. ity and maya (illusion). The devotional aspects of Bhakti wor- The fact that the Tamil language has been discriminated ship are combined with the more philosophical...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (1): 21–29.
Published: 01 May 1998
... of bhakti To support this often derogatorily referred to as &e&o Aa dev (the de- view the untouchable devotees of Ramdev often men- ity of the pariahs), recalling a popular Rajasthani saying tion Kabir and, in a more modern context, Mahatma asserting that “Ramdev has found only pariahs” Gandhi...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2003) 23 (1-2): 254–270.
Published: 01 August 2003
... 259 also said that Christians did not undertake any unusual tees, Padma Kaimal shows that it is possible to see a penance or ways of life.38 The point here is that Ziegen- strong continuity between the divine and human body in balg’s idea of penance had more to do with a decision bhakti...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1997) 17 (2): 35–45.
Published: 01 August 1997
...” (1994: 25). With the between diverse communities. Although he was known Meos, however, identity is not only the nett’ neti of de- to be an orthodox Sufi in recognition of prevailing so- nial but an affirmation of both, of “this and that.” Else- cial realities he avidly watched the bhakti-baz perform...