1st Edition

Light from the East
Being Letters on Gñanam, The Divine Knowledge

ISBN 9781138184619
Published March 15, 2017 by Routledge
162 Pages

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Book Description

Light from the East collates letters between Hon. P. Arunáchalam of the legislative council of Ceylon and Edward Carpenter, which expand on issues of the Gñanam or divine knowledge. Carpenter edited these letters for publication in 1927 as well as writing additional articles on issues such as desire, birth control and bisexuality in relation to the customs of Ceylon and religious laws of Hinduism to give the reader a broad insight into the religion. This title will be of interest to students of sociology, anthropology and religious studies.

Table of Contents

 1. Introduction  2. Extracts from the Letters of P. Arunachalam, Section I  3. Extracts Ditto, Section II  4. The Lingam and Sensual Desire  5. The Endeavour to Control Desire  6. Birth Control and Bisexuality  7. The Mouna Swamis and the Animals

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