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India: A Sacred Geography tells the story of the pilgrim’s India. In these pages, Diana Eck takes the reader on an extraordinary spiritual journey through the living landscape of this fascinating country-its mountains, rivers, and seacoasts, its ancient and powerful temples and shrines. Seeking to fully understand the sacred places of pilgrimage from the ground up, with their stories, connections, and layers of meaning, she acutely examines Hindu religious ideas and narratives and shows how they have been deeply inscribed in the land itself. Ultimately, Eck shows us that from these networks of pilgrimage places, India’s very sense of region and nation has emerged. This is the astonishing and fascinating picture of a land linked for centuries not by the power of kings and governments, but by the footsteps of pilgrims.

 

India: A Sacred Geography offers a unique perspective on India, both as a complex religious culture and as a nation. Based on her extensive knowledge and her many decades of wide-ranging travel and research, Eck’s piercing insights and sweeping grasp of history ensure that this work will be in demand for many years to come.

 

About the Author

 

Diana L. Eck is professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University and is Master of Lowell House and Director of the Pluralism Project. Her book Banaras, City of Light, remains a classic in the field, and Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras won the prestigious Grawemeyer Book Award. In 1998, President Clinton awarded her the National Humanities Medal for the work of the Pluralism Project in the investigation of America’s changing religious landscape.

 

Contents

 

 

Note on Transliteration and Pronunciation

ix

Chapter 1

A sacred geography, an imagined landscape

1

Chapter 2

What is India?

43

Chapter 3

Rose apple island: India in the lotus of the world

107

Chapter 4

The Ganga and the rivers of India

131

Chapter 5

Shiva’s light in the land of India

189

Chapter 6

Shakti, the distribution of the body of the goddess

257

Chapter 7

Vishnu, endless and descending

301

Chapter 8

The land and story of Krishna

347

Chapter 9

Following Rama: the Ramayana on the landscape of India

399

Chapter 10

A pilgrim’s india today

441

 

Acknowledgments

457

 

Glossary

461

 

Bibliography

475

 

Notes

493

 

Index

541

 

Sample Pages





















India: A Sacred Geography

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2012
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About the Book

 

India: A Sacred Geography tells the story of the pilgrim’s India. In these pages, Diana Eck takes the reader on an extraordinary spiritual journey through the living landscape of this fascinating country-its mountains, rivers, and seacoasts, its ancient and powerful temples and shrines. Seeking to fully understand the sacred places of pilgrimage from the ground up, with their stories, connections, and layers of meaning, she acutely examines Hindu religious ideas and narratives and shows how they have been deeply inscribed in the land itself. Ultimately, Eck shows us that from these networks of pilgrimage places, India’s very sense of region and nation has emerged. This is the astonishing and fascinating picture of a land linked for centuries not by the power of kings and governments, but by the footsteps of pilgrims.

 

India: A Sacred Geography offers a unique perspective on India, both as a complex religious culture and as a nation. Based on her extensive knowledge and her many decades of wide-ranging travel and research, Eck’s piercing insights and sweeping grasp of history ensure that this work will be in demand for many years to come.

 

About the Author

 

Diana L. Eck is professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University and is Master of Lowell House and Director of the Pluralism Project. Her book Banaras, City of Light, remains a classic in the field, and Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras won the prestigious Grawemeyer Book Award. In 1998, President Clinton awarded her the National Humanities Medal for the work of the Pluralism Project in the investigation of America’s changing religious landscape.

 

Contents

 

 

Note on Transliteration and Pronunciation

ix

Chapter 1

A sacred geography, an imagined landscape

1

Chapter 2

What is India?

43

Chapter 3

Rose apple island: India in the lotus of the world

107

Chapter 4

The Ganga and the rivers of India

131

Chapter 5

Shiva’s light in the land of India

189

Chapter 6

Shakti, the distribution of the body of the goddess

257

Chapter 7

Vishnu, endless and descending

301

Chapter 8

The land and story of Krishna

347

Chapter 9

Following Rama: the Ramayana on the landscape of India

399

Chapter 10

A pilgrim’s india today

441

 

Acknowledgments

457

 

Glossary

461

 

Bibliography

475

 

Notes

493

 

Index

541

 

Sample Pages





















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