Bhakti and Its Public

  title={Bhakti and Its Public},
  author={Christian Lee Novetzke},
  journal={International Journal of Hindu Studies},
The Song of Vāsudeva: Some Remarks on a Recently Rediscovered Manuscript of Vāsudēvappāṭṭu, a Devotional Work Ascribed to Pūntānam
The main aim of this paper is to discuss a recently discovered manuscript of Vāsudēvappāṭṭu and to comment on the characteristic features of the text: its devotional content, language and philosophy.Expand
Homosexuality and Indian Civil Society: Reading Mahesh Dattani After Decriminalization of Section-377
The Indian Supreme Court in the Navtej Singh Johar vs Union of India judgement (6th September 2018), decriminalized homosexuality. However, the space cleared by the legal judgement cannot beExpand
Mobility, Adaptability, and Accessibility: “Cute” Hanumān Figures Among Surinamese Hindu Children in The Netherlands
This article asks how the popular deity Hanumān has become one of the central figures for mobilizing a Surinamese Dutch Hindu “devotional public” with a specific appeal to preteen children in TheExpand
"Publishing" and Publics in a World Without Print: Vernacular Manuscripts in Early Modern India
ABSTRACT:How did one make a work 'public' in the world of pre-print South Asia? What are the textual and material aspects of manuscripts that alert us to their character as 'published' works intendedExpand
Vocalizing the “Local”: Exploring the Cultural Milieu Along Coastal Maharashtra
The return to the study of localized aspects of culture and tradition is unravelling the various layers of a regional cultural milieu in academic study. Following the vein of regional exploration,Expand
தமிழ்ச் சமயமரபில் பக்தி இயக்கத்தின் பண்பாட்டு இயங்கியல் (The Cultural Dialectics of the Devotional Movement in Tamil Religion)
Religion is a reflection of the cultural backgrounds of human history. It is only natural that changes in the religious traditions and culture of a community can change when a particular societyExpand
Public Space, Public Canon: Situating religion at the dawn of modernity in South India
Abstract What is ‘early modern’ about religion in South India? In theorizing early modernity in South Asia, the category of religion has been viewed with scepticism, perhaps to avoid painting IndiaExpand
Scholastic Publics: Sanskrit Textual Practices in Gujarat, 1800-Present
ii Acknowledgments iv List of Tables viii List of Appendices ix Note on Transliteration and Translation x Introduction 1 0.1 Scholastic Publics: Modernity and Sampradāy 1 0.2 Theoretical Framework 6Expand


The Hindi Public Sphere 1920-1940: Language and Literature in the Age of Nationalism
Orsini's text documents the creation and development of a public sphere that shaped literature, language and religious nationalism during the nationalist movement in India. This book is intended forExpand
The Subaltern Numen: Making History in the Name of God*
ç 2006 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. 0018-2710/2006/4602-0001$10.00 Religiosity was, by all accounts, central to the [Santal] hool (rebellion). The notion of power which inspiredExpand
Warrior Ascetics and Indian Empires
1. Mughal Yogis 2. WarLords 3. Company Gosains 4. Begams and Ranis in Rasdhan 5. Sakti Bhakti 6. Indian Sadhus Kailash's counterfactual and other conclusions Bibliography.
Community and Public Culture: The Marwaris in Calcutta, c. 1897–1997
An elite community in India, neither Anglicized nor traditional, shaped instead by diaspora and capitalist enterprise, is the subject of Anne Hardgrove's research.
The laine controversy and the study of hinduism
In 2003 Oxford University Press released a book by James W. Laine, Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India, just as the monsoon's storms were arriving in the subcontinent.1 The book offered aExpand
Divining an Author: The Idea of Authorship in an Indian Religious Tradition
No one quite understands why Jeremy Bentham, the British radical philosopher and mentor to eminent Orientalist James Mill, would choose a closet in a hall of University College, London, to be hisExpand
The Production of Hindu-Muslim Violence in Contemporary India
Abbreviations Used in This BookMaps, Figures, and TablesPreface and Acknowledgments Part I / Introduction1. Explaining Communal Violence Part II / Communal Riots in India and Aligarh2. Aligarh:Expand
Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India
What kinds of civic ties between different ethnic communities can contain, or even prevent, ethnic violence? This book draws on new research on Hindu-Muslim conflict in India to address thisExpand
Publics and Counterpublics
Most of the people around us belong to our world not directly, as kin or comrades, but as strangers. How do we recognize them as members of our world? We are related to them as transient participantsExpand
Castes of Mind
parative sociology and in common parlance, caste has become a central trope for India, metonymically indexing it as fundamentally different from other places, synecdochically expressing its essence.Expand