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Asceticism and power in south and southeast Asia

Author: Peter Flügel; Gustaaf Houtman
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Royal Asiatic Society books.
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Provides a comparative analysis of the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions and their history in relation to questions of power, legitimacy, leadership and asceticism throughout contemporary Asia.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Flügel; Gustaaf Houtman
ISBN: 9780415423847 0415423848
OCLC Number: 85829181
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Part 1: Historical 1. Power of Words: The Ascetic Appropriation and the Semantic Evolution of Dharma Patrick Olivelle 2. Power and Status: Ramanandi Warrior Ascetics in 18th Century Jaipur Monika Horstmann 3. The Householder Ascetic and the Uses of Self-Discipline Timothy Lubin 4. The Buddhist Wrathful Ascetic: An Analysis of the Mataga Jataka Justin Meiland 5. Yogic and Political Power among the Nath Siddhas of North India David Gordon White 6. Ascetics' Rights in Early 19th Century Jaipur (Rajasthan) Catherine Clementin-Ojha Part 2: Contemporary 7. Guru and Politics in India: Public 'Eminences Grises'? Christophe Jaffrelot 8. Concepts of power in the Jaina tradition Peter Flugel 9. Legitimacy and Power within the Dasanami Order: Sankaracarya and the Monasteries Matthew Clarke 10. Guru Bhagwan Ram and the Politics of Aghor Roxanne Poormon Gupta 11. Asceticism as Political Protest: The Self-Immolations of Vietnamese Buddhists in the 1960s Emmi Okada 12. Moderate Asceticism among the Thai Urban Middle Class: Alternative Paths to Buddhist Piety and Social Prestige Irene Stengs 13. The Quest for Salvation in Burmese Buddhism: World-Renunciation or World-Transformation Guillaume Rozenberg 14. Asceticism in the Political Language of Aung San and his Daughter Aung San Suu Kyi Gustaaf Houtman
Series Title: Royal Asiatic Society books.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Flügel and Gustaaf Houtman.
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