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Linguistic Survey of India
LINGUISTIC SURVEY OF INDIA. Vol. I, Part I. 14 x 101, pp. xviii + 517 + 48. Edited by Sir GEORGE GRIERSON, O.M. Calcutta. (For abbreviations see footnote.) With Part I of this volume Sir George
The Place of the Hidden Moon: Erotic Mysticism in the Vaisnava-Sahajiya Cult of Bengal
The Vaisnava-sahajiya cult that arose in Bengal in the sixteenth century was an intensely emotional attempt to reconcile the sensual and the ascetic. Exploring the history and doctrine of this cult,
The Goddess of Snakes in Medieval Bengali Literature
There has been current in Bengal for many centuries a type of literature known as mangal-kdvya. The term means something like "eulogistic poetry."2 The poems classed as mangal do in fact eulogize one
Rabindranath Tagore—“The Greatest of The Bāuls of Bengal”
When Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 andwas thereby rocketed into international prominence, the literary and theological worlds were afflicted with a rash of
Caitanya Caritāmṛta of Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja : a translation and commentary
The Caitanya Caritamrta is an early-seventeenth-century Bengali and Sanskrit biography of the great saint and Vaisnava leader Caitanya (1486-1533 c.e.), by the poet and scholar Krsnadasa, who has
Cooking for the Gods : the art of home ritual in Bengal
A written and visual presentation of the complex relationships between art and cultural production of ritual in Bengal. The focus is on puja: the concept, acts, and relationship of honor and respect