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A storm of songs : India and the idea of the bhakti movement

Author: John Stratton Hawley
Publisher: Cambridge, Massacusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
India celebrates itself as a nation of unity in diversity, but where does that sense of unity come from? One important source is a widely-accepted narrative called the "bhakti movement." Bhakti is the religion of the heart, of song, of common participation, of inner peace, of anguished protest. The idea known as the bhakti movement asserts that between 600 and 1600 CE, poet-saints sang bhakti from India's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Stratton Hawley
ISBN: 9780674187467 0674187466 9780674980044 0674980042
OCLC Number: 893099156
Awards: Winner of Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize 2017
Nominated for Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion 2016
Nominated for Grawemeyer Award in Religion 2017
Nominated for John F. Richards Prize 2016
Description: xiv, 438 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: John Stratton Hawley.


A widely-accepted explanation for India's national unity is a narrative called the bhakti movement-poet-saints singing bhakti from India's southern tip to the Himalayas between 600 and 1600. John  Read more...


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In this comprehensive book, Hawley traces the 20th-century history of the notion of the bhakti movement-the idea that there was a significant, unified, pan-Indic turn to devotional religiosity in Read more...

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