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Alternative Krishnas : regional and vernacular variations on a Hindu deity

Author: Guy L Beck
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, contributors examine the alternative, or unconventional, Krishnas, offering examples from more localized Krishna traditions found in different regions among various ethnic groups, vernacular language traditions, and remote branches of Indian religions. These wide-ranging, alternative visions of Krishna include the Tantric Krishna of Bengal, Krishna in urban women's rituals, Krishna as monogamous  Read more...
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Alternative Krishnas.
Albany : State University of New York Press, 2005
Named Person: Krishna, (Hindu deity); Krishna, (Hindu deity); Krischna.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guy L Beck
ISBN: 0791464156 9780791464151 0791464164 9780791464168
OCLC Number: 55797661
Description: vi, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contemporary metaphor theory and alternative views of Krishna and Rādhā in Vaishnava Sahajiyā Tantric traditions / Glen Alexander Hayes --
Folk Vaishnavism and the Ṭhākur Pañcāyat : life and status among village Krishna statues / June McDaniel --
Domesticating Krishna : friendship, marriage, and women's experience in a Hindu women's ritual tradition / Tracy Pintchman --
Krishna as loving husband of God : the alternative Krishnology of the Rādhāvallabha Sampradāya / Guy L. Beck --
Holī through Daūjī's eyes : alternate views of Krishna and Balarāma in Daūjī' / A. Whitney Sanford --
A family affair : Krishna comes to Paṇḍharpūr and makes himself at home / Christian Lee Novetzke --
Dance before doom : Krishna in the non-Hindu literature of early Medieval South India / Anne E. Monius --
Hero of wonders, hero in deeds : Vāsudeva Krishna in Jaina cosmohistory / Jerome H. Bauer --
Epiphany in Rādhā's arbor : nature and the reform of Bhakti in Hariaudh's Priyapravās / Valerie Ritter.
Responsibility: edited by Guy L. Beck.
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"In this book, contributors examine the alternative, or unconventional, Krishnas, offering examples from more localized Krishna traditions found in different regions among various ethnic groups, vernacular language traditions, and remote branches of Indian religions. These wide-ranging, alternative visions of Krishna include the Tantric Krishna of Bengal, Krishna in urban women's rituals, Krishna as monogamous husband and younger brother in Braj, Krishna in Jainism, Krishna in Marathi tradition, Krishna in South India, and the Krishna of nineteenth-century reformed Hinduism."--Jacket.

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