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Yoga in modern India : the body between science and philosophy

Author: Joseph S Alter
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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Yoga has come to be an icon of Indian culture and civilization, and it is widely regarded as being timeless and unchanging. This book challenges this popular view by examining the history of yoga,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph S Alter
ISBN: 0691118736 9780691118734 0691118744 9780691118741 9788178223247 8178223244
OCLC Number: 488283012
Awards: Winner of Association for Asian Studies South Asia Council Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize 2006
Description: xxiii, 326 s. : illustrations
Contents: List of Illustrations xi Preface xiii Acknowledgments xxi PART 1 INTRODUCTION AND ORIENTATION chapter 1 Historicizing Yoga: The Life and Times of Liberated Souls 3 CHAPTER 2 Yoga and the Supramental Being: Materialism, Metaphysics, and Social Reality 32 PART 2 YOGA'S MODERN HISTORY AND PRACTICE CHAPTER 3 Swami Kuvalayananda: Science, Yoga, and Global Modernity 73 CHAPTER 4 Birth of the Anti-Clinic: Naturopathic Yoga in a Post-Gandhian, Postcolonial State 109 CHAPTER 5 Dr. Karandikar, Dr. Pal, and the RSS: Purification, Subtle Gymnastics, and Man Making 142 PART 3 CONCLUSION 6 Auto-Urine Therapy--The Elixir of Life: Yoga, A yurveda, and Self-Perfection 181 CHAPTER 7 Mimetic Skepticism and Yoga: Moving beyond the Problem of Culture and Relativism 211 Notes 247 Glossary 273 References 283 Index 309
Responsibility: Joseph S. Alter.

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Winner of the 2006 Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize, South Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies

 
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