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Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems

1st Edition

Edited by Purushottama Bilimoria, Aleksandra Wenta

Routledge India

300 pages

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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.

Reviews

'The contributions by Rafaele Torella, Bettina Sharada Bäumer and Aleksandra Wenta are uniformly rewarding, combining exacting philological rigour with sophisticated interpretations.'

Sonam Kachru, University of Virginia

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 Śaiva Āgamas and their Exegetes Bettina Sharada Bäumer 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 Śiva: A Study of Early Śaiva Hymnal Corpus T. Ganesan 5. Love Never Tasted Quite Like This Before: Śṛṅgāra-rasa in the Light of Two Texts from a Sahajiyā Vaiṣṇava Notebook Neal Delmonico and Aditi Nath Sarkar Part 3: Buddhism, Pātañjala Yoga and Śaiva Siddhānta 6. The Buddhist Psychology of Emotions Varun Kumar Tripathi 7. Between Impetus, Fear, and Disgust: ‘Desire for Emancipation’ (Saṃvega) from Early Buddhism to Pātañjala Yoga and Śaiva Siddhānta Andrea Acri Part 4: Aesthetics 8. Moha Kāla: Aporia of Emotion in Indian Reflective Traditions Venkat D. Rao 9. Aesthetics of Despair Sharad Deshpande

About the Editors

Purushottama Bilimoria is Visiting Professor, University of California at Berkeley, USA.

Aleksandra Wenta is Postdoctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI001000
PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics
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PSYCHOLOGY / General
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RELIGION / General
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General