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Writing the self : the life and philosophy of a dissenting Bengali Baul guru

Author: Jeanne Openshaw
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Study on the autobiographical work Jībana carita by Raj Krishna, 1869-1946, Bengali Baul singer.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Ausgabe
Kommentar
Named Person: Raj Khyapa; Krishna, Raj; Jīban-carit.; Raj Krishna
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanne Openshaw
ISBN: 9780198062479 0198062478
OCLC Number: 729979767
Description: xxvi, 272 p : ill.
Contents: PREFACE, LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS, ABBREVIATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, NAMES OF PEOPLE AND PLACES & TRANSLITERATION; INTRODUCTION PEOPLE AND THEMES; ; SECTION I: LIFE, ; 1. The autobiography (Jiban-carit) of Raj Krishna, Chapter ; 2. Raj's last days and his 'lineage' today, Chapter ; 3. Raj's Jiban-carit and the autobiographical genre; Section II: Self, Chapter ; 4. The self and the individual, Chapter ; 5. The anti-hierarchical 'individual' self, Chapter ; 6. The androgynous self; ; CONCLUSION; ; APPENDICES ; 1. BENGALI ORIGINAL OF RAJ'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY (TRANSLITERATED INTO ROMAN SCRIPT), ; 2. THE MANUSCRIPT: TEXTS AND CHRONOLOGY, ; 3. THE JIBAN-CARIT: DATES AND LANGUAGE; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Other Titles: Dissenting Bengali Baul Guru
Responsibility: Jeanne Openshaw.
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This book examines the life, 'lineage', and legacy of the Baul Guru, Raj Krishna, in the context of the Renaissance in colonial Bengal, the growth of urban middle classes, transforming identities and  Read more...

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