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Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal epub

by Hugh B. Urban


Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal epub

ISBN: 0195139003

ISBN13: 978-0195139006

Author: Hugh B. Urban

Category: Spirituality

Subcategory: Hinduism

Language: English

Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (November 22, 2001)

Pages: 200 pages

ePUB book: 1940 kb

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While the text explored here is in Sanskrit, even the vernacular Tantric and Siddha literature is equally metaphoric.

While the orature of the Bāuls has been widely explored from the literary as well as the religious point of view, the question of the semantic reception of the songs has rarely been considered. While the text explored here is in Sanskrit, even the vernacular Tantric and Siddha literature is equally metaphoric.

Songs of Ecstasy book. This book offers the first English translation of a body of highly esoteric, mystical poetry and songs associated with the Khartabhajas, a Bengali sect devoted to Tantrism.

Hugh B. Urban is at Ohio State University. Wendy Doniger is at University of Chicago.

This book offers the first English translation of a body of highly esoteric, mystical poetry and songs associated with the Khartabhajas, a Bengali sect devoted to Tantrism. The period from the late 18th to the early 19th century, during which these lyrics were written, was an era of change, experimentation, and transition from the older medieval styles to the new literary forms of "modern" Bengal.

The original songs presented are an important part of this transitional period, reflecting . More by Hugh B. Urban. The Economics of Ecstasy(2001). Related Content in OSO.

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Urban looks closely at the relationship between the rise of the Kartabhajas, who flourished at the turn of the 19th century, and the changing economic context of colonial Bengal. Made up of the poor lower classes laboring in the marketplaces and factories of Calcutta, the Kartabhajas represent "the underworld of the imperial city.

This book offers the first English translation of a body of highly esoteric, mystical poetry and songs associated with the Khartabhajas, a Bengali sect devoted to Tantrism. The period from the late 18th to the early 19th century, during which these lyrics were written, was an era of change, experimentation, and transition from the older medieval styles to the new literary forms of "modern" Bengal. The highly original songs presented here are an important part of this transitional period, reflecting the search for new literary forms and experimentation in new poetic styles.