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HINDU (6 journals)

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Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies     Open Access  
International Journal of Hindu Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Dharma Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Hindu Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Nidan : International Journal for the Study of Hinduism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Religions of South Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Religions of South Asia
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.1
Number of Followers: 10  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1751-2689 - ISSN (Online) 1751-2697
Published by Equinox Publishing Homepage  [30 journals]
  • Guest Editorial
    • Authors: Suzanne Newcombe, Matylda Ciołkosz
      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
  • Classical Discourses of Liberation: Shared Botanical Metaphors in
           Sarvāstivāda Buddhism and the Yoga of Patañjali
    • Authors: Karen O'Brien-Kop
      Abstract: Conventionally, the label 'classical yoga' has been aligned with-and sometimes conflated with-the text of Patañjali's Yogasūtra. Yet if we broaden the scope of inspection to a wider textual corpus, we can identify a richer and more complex discourse of classical yoga in soteriological contexts. This discourse is also employed in Buddhist Sarvāstivāda traditions and is semantically and metaphorically entangled across religious boundaries. By comparing passages from the Pātañjalayogaśāstra and the Abhidharmakośabhāṣya, this article highlights the botanical image of the seed and its seedbed (the substratum) as a key metaphorical structure in the soteriology of the two texts.

      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
  • Insight Transformed: Coming to Terms with Mindfulness in South Asian and
           Global Frames
    • Authors: Daniel M. Stuart
      Abstract: This article fills in a gap in the historiography of modern insight and mindfulness meditation. By providing an account of the role of S. N. Goenka in the formation and dissemination of modern insight meditation (vipassanā), and his reframing of Burmese Buddhist meditation in a postcolonial South Asian context, I show how the roots of modern therapeutic forms of mindfulness emerge from magico-religious contexts that have been glossed over in a process of scientization. By presenting two parallel case studies from South Asia, in which insight meditation was appropriated and repurposed by Jain and Hindu communities under the pressure of distinct social, personal, and religious forces, I suggest that modern therapeutic mindfulness is just one instantiation of other similar processes. By understanding the variety of ways in which insight meditation has been encountered by and made available to prospective practitioners in multiple social and historical contexts, historians can better understand the complex of factors that gave rise to the modern category of 'mindfulness'.

      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
  • Let the Sādhus Talk: Ascetic Understanding of Haṭha Yoga
           and Yogāsanas
    • Authors: Daniela Bevilacqua
      Abstract: Based on extensive interviews and ethnographic fieldwork, this article presents understandings of yoga among sādhus in northern India. Despite the existence of several ethnographic studies on Indian ascetic communities, very few have described their practices of yoga, nor the self-understanding of these communities regarding yoga in the wider religious life. This article bridges the gap between modern, transnational forms of yoga, philological research on textual yoga traditions, and the understanding of yoga within ascetic communities, by providing a cross-section of yoga practice across a range of ascetic orders. This article presents initial findings of what will be a five-year, full-time research project on ascetic practitioners of yoga, as part of the Haṭha Yoga Project, SOAS, London.

      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
  • Proprioception over Dogma: Sources of Authority and Standards of
           Orthopraxy in Iyengar Yoga
    • Authors: Matylda Ciołkosz
      Abstract: The purpose of the article is to discuss the factors influencing the ongoing developments in Iyengar Yoga (IY) āsana practice. The hypothesis is that within IY the power of authority, rather than being associated with the guru and his lineage (paramparā), is located within the body and associated with individual proprioceptive experience.Despite its apparent dogmatism, manifesting in rigorous focus on minute detail and strong notions of orthopraxy, Iyengar's system has undergone major changes ever since the publication of Light of Yoga in 1966. Since Iyengar's death in 2014, the need for constant innovation seems to have increased. The author argues, that the plasticity of the method is inherent in its very foundations. Treating āsanāni-and sequences thereof-as higher-order structures built of repetitive minimal units (singular motor patterns and body-part configurations) allows for considerable freedom in āsana practice without jeopardizing orthoperformance. The stress lain on the detailed proprioceptive experience during practice results in locating authority in the experience itself, and in frequent modifications of āsana variations based on this authority.The discussion is based on in-depth analysis of the structure of IY practice and of textual material.

      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
  • Iyengar Yoga for Women: A Practising Tradition in the Making
    • Authors: Agi Wittich
      Abstract: This article explores women-oriented Iyengar Yoga (IY) practices through a historical, textual and ethnographical analysis. These practices were inaugurated by the teachings of B. K. S. Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar and globally expanded by IY teachers. The research focuses on how these pioneering practices where formed, the way they are perceived with respect to the ancient yoga tradition, and the way they are implemented among IY teachers. Drawing on Iyengar literature and interviews with IY teachers, the article suggests that womenoriented practices are considered by Iyengar members as rooted in ancient knowledge which was illuminated by the Iyengars. Also, women-oriented IY practices manifest what might be considered as the distinct attributes of IY teachings. Women-oriented practices are perceived as a distinct, yet inseparable segment of IY practices. While Iyengar teachers express diverse standpoints regarding specialized practices' necessity and usage, they are an inherent element of the contemporary Iyengar teaching tradition.

      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
  • Yoga in Transition: Exploring the Rise of Yoga in Peacebuilding
    • Authors: Mayme Lefurgey
      Abstract: This article draws connections between the complexities of modern postural yoga practices and global peacebuilding efforts, exploring both tensions and possibilities. First, the article engages key yogic texts-such as Patañjali's Yogaśāstra, which demonstrates how yoga is historically rooted in social justice work and peacebuilding-in order to link yoga philosophy and peacebuilding theories. This is followed by an analysis of contemporary practice-based examples, which consider the theoretical tools of elicitive peacework and transrational peace research. Through an exploration of yoga as elicitive peacebuilding and conflict transformation, this article considers if yoga has the potential to shift societal notions of peacebuilding and questions the implications of this for peace theory and practice.

      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
  • The Making of an Avatar: Reading Sri Aurobindo Ghose (1872–1950)
    • Authors: Alex Wolfers
      Abstract: Sri Aurobindo Ghose (1872-1950), the revolutionary yogi of Pondicherry, was one of India's first global gurus of the modern age. Eluding easy classification, at different stages in his life he played the role of scholar, politician, poet, philosopher and mystic. Despite being the subject of considerable scholarship, Aurobindo has generally been presented as a disjointed figure, fragmented and constrained by disciplinary boundaries. Ongoing disputes within the wider Aurobindo community regarding his contested legacy have drawn attention to his (mis)appropriation by a resurgent Hindutva ethno-nationalism. Against the attempts by some to monumentalize Aurobindo as an infallible Avatar, this interdisciplinary review of the field of Aurobindo studies seeks to bring together a wide range of scholarly perspectives so as to serve as a meeting ground for multiple overlapping interpretations and future integral research. Indeed, only if we place Aurobindo's accession to Avatarhood in the context of his poetic, political and prophetic vision can we better understand how he reconciled the revolutionary and the mystic in his own life. Just as Aurobindo's theo-political reconfiguration of Hinduism under colonial conditions invokes an anticipatory horizon of individual and collective transformation, his conception of Avatarhood demands a mode of spiritual envisioning that sets the stage for utopian struggle.

      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
  • The Jaiminīya Mahābhārata Mairāvaṇacaritam &
           Sahasramukharāvaṇacaritam: A Critical Edition with English Translation
           from the Grantha Script, by Pradip Bhattacharya and Shekhar Kumar Sen
    • Authors: John Brockington
      Abstract: The Jaiminīya Mahābhārata Mairāvaṇacaritam & Sahasramukharāvaṇacaritam: ACritical Edition with English Translation from the Grantha Script, by Pradip Bhattacharya and Shekhar Kumar Sen. New Delhi: National Mission for Manuscripts and New Bharatiya Book Corporation, 2017. 2 vols., lvii + 747 pp., Rs. 1000 (hb). ISBN 978-9-380-82902-9 and 978-9-380-82948-7.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
  • The Mahabharata of Vyasa: Book XII The Complete Shanti Parva. Part 2:
           Moksha-Dharma. Translated from Sanskrit by Pradip Bhattacharya
    • Authors: Satya Chaitanya
      Abstract: The Mahabharata of Vyasa: Book XII The Complete Shanti Parva. Part 2: Moksha-Dharma. Translated from Sanskrit by Pradip Bhattacharya. Kolkata: Writers Workshop, 2015. 1112 pp. ISBN: 978-9-350-45122-9.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
  • Say to the Sun, ‘Don’t Rise’, and to the Moon, ‘Don’t Set’,
           Two Oral Narratives from the Countryside of Maharashtra. Edited and
           translated by Anne Feldhaus with Ramdas Atkar and Rajaram Zagade
    • Authors: Ravi Khangai
      Abstract: Say to the Sun, ‘Don’t Rise’, and to the Moon, ‘Don’t Set’, Two Oral Narratives from the Countryside of Maharashtra. Edited and translated by Anne Feldhaus with Ramdas Atkar and Rajaram Zagade. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. xii +613 pp., $45.92. ISBN 978-0-199-35764-2 (hb).
      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
  • The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography, by David G. White
    • Authors: Seth Powell
      Abstract: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography, by David G. White. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014. xvii + 273 pp., $24.95. ISBN 978-0-691-14377-4 (hb).
      PubDate: 2018-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11 (2018)
       
 
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