India a secred geography

    India a secred geography  (English, Paperback, DIANA L ECK)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: RH
    • ISBN: 9780385347082, 0385347081
    • Edition: 2012
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    In India: A Sacred Geography, the reader is taken through the spiritual journey of the country's beautiful geography which includes the mountains, rivers, forest and villages. Every place has its own story, myth and legend that are embedded in its surroundings.

    Summary of the Book

    India is a fascinating country where every place has its own story. Everything, be it mountains, rivers, the sea, temples and forests, are linked to one another by these stories and legends. This book is an attempt to give us an understanding of the regions, traditions and beliefs that have emerged through the sacred places of pilgrimage. It tells us the tale of how the Indian landscape and way of life has been linked and kept intact for many centuries by mere pilgrims who have shared certain narratives and their meanings.

    About Diana L. Eck

    Diana L. Eck is a religious scholar and is a Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University. She has authored the books Banaras, City of Light, Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India, Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras, and A New Religious America: How a Christian Country Became the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation.

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      • 2012
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      • DIANA L ECK
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    Is India One? Has India been one nation historically?

    Colonial masters promoted the theory that India as a nation was a product of British administration. The subjects brainfed in their schooling swallowed this. The nationalists tried to counter this during the freedom movement, but after Independence, the theory has been revived by left oriented academics and self -styled intellectuals who seek to dominate public discourse.

    A hundred years ago Prof. Radha Kumud Mookerjee tired to show the ...

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    india is not a recent nation

    amazing work, it seems author has put her whole life into the book. in future this is going to be one of the most important works on india- so its a must read. the author doesnt skips anything even if its a trivial lore. she covers the entire circle from myth to cosmology , from blind faith to transcendentalism- everything. and the last chapter was a unique discussion which i didnt find even lightly mentioned in any book that i have read. the most important thing is that the core idea of her ...

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    Re-imagining India

    Eck has penned a wonderful piece of work, based on her long association with India, academic as well as otherwise. The book in nutshell aids in re-imagining India through the invisible footprints of the pilgrims. They are ordinary, they are benign, and they are constitutive of both the geography and mythology of the subcontinent. They are the innumerable travelers- walking on foot, riding a small motor vehicle or a bus!

    The pilgrims, all over the world, reproduce a sense of sacred geography....

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    20 Jun, 2014


    A Sacred Geography

    This is a very good book that explains the intricate connection of Hinduism with the whole country. I congratulate the author for her deep understanding of India, Hinduism and the people of the country. A truly learned study


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