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Darsan Seeing the Divine Image in India

ISBN-10: 0231112653
ISBN-13: 9780231112659
Edition: 3rd 1998
Authors: Diana L. Eck
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Description: The role of the visual is essential to Hindu tradition and culture, but many attempts to understand India's divine images have been laden with misperceptions. Darsan, a Sanskrit word that means "seeing," is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 97
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

The role of the visual is essential to Hindu tradition and culture, but many attempts to understand India's divine images have been laden with misperceptions. Darsan, a Sanskrit word that means "seeing," is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to help us read, think, and look at Hindu images with appreciation and imagination.

Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Seeing the
The Visible India C
Film Images D
The Image of God E
The Polytheistic Imagination The Nature of the Hindu Images A
The Aniconic and the Iconic Images B
The Ritual Uses of the Images C
Creation and Consecration of Images D
Festivals and Images Image, Temple, and Pilgrimage A
The Temple and the Image B
Image and Pilgrimage Afterword: Seeing the Divine Image in America A
America's Murtis and Temples B
Sri Lakshmi Temple: The Process of Divine Embodiment
Notes
Bibliography
Note on Pronunciation
Glossary
Index

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