Extreme Poetry

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Yigal Bronner | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231151603
ISBN 13 : 0231151608

Beginning in the sixth century C.E. and continuing for more than a thousand years, an extraordinary poetic practice was the trademark of a major literary movement in South Asia. Au..

Text To Tradition

Pub Date : 2014-01-07 | Author : Deven M. Patel | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231536530
ISBN 13 : 0231536534

Written in the twelfth century, the Naisadhiyacarita ( The Adventures of Nala, King of Nisadha) is a seminal Sanskrit poem beloved by South Asian literary communities for nearly a ..

The Implied Spider Updated With A New Preface

Pub Date : 2011-01-05 | Author : Wendy Doniger | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231527118
ISBN 13 : 023152711X

Wendy Doniger's foundational study is both modern in its engagement with a diverse range of religions and refreshingly classic in its transhistorical, cross-cultural approach. By r..

Cut Pieces

Pub Date : 2013-10-08 | Author : Lotte Hoek | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231535151
ISBN 13 : 0231535155

Imagine watching an action film in a small-town cinema hall in Bangladesh, and in between the gun battles and fistfights, a short pornographic clip appears. This is known as a cut-..

Making Sense Of Tantric Buddhism

Pub Date : 2012-12-04 | Author : Christian K Wedemeyer | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231530958
ISBN 13 : 0231530951

Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism fundamentally rethinks the nature of the transgressive theories and practices of the Buddhist Tantric traditions, challenging the notion that the T..