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Bhartiya Paramparao mein Mrtyu ki Avadharana (English): Book by Gian Giuseppe Filippi

Bhartiya Paramparao mein Mrtyu ki Avadharana (English)

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ISBN: 9788124603130    Publisher: D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd. Year of publishing: 2006     Format:  Hardcover Language: English
Yama, in Hindu mythology, is the eschatologist and god of death. And is, thus, dreaded. Even in today s India, there is a fearful hesitancy, if not conscious avoidance, of any talk about him. Yet, paradoxically,...Read more
Yama, in Hindu mythology, is the eschatologist and god of death. And is, thus, dreaded. Even in today s India, there is a fearful hesitancy, if not conscious avoidance, of any talk about him. Yet, paradoxically, the phenomenon of death does not evoke a similar fear in the Indian psyche accepted, as it is, a natural event, a part of life: just like poverty, sickness and old age. Here is an insightful, at once compelling exposition of the phenomenon of death, based on plurimillennial tradition of the Hindus which, despite the affirmation of Western attitudes in certain elitist sections of the urban society, has endured since the times of the Vedas and Indic Civilization. Exploring, contextually, the age-old Indian view of mortal existence: from the very moment of an individual s conception to his/her journey to the Kingdom of Yama through the major phases of birth, growth and ageing, Professor Filippi unveils a complex network of sentiments, beliefs, scriptural references, customs, hopes, ritualistic practices and much else relevant to the great adventure of death. Notwithstanding the sentimental undertones of the mrityu-theme, Dr. Filippi s work outstands for its rare scientific objectivity. It has grown from years of his rigorous research effort involving not only his extensive studies of Indian literature: classical and modern, but also his interviews with Indian samnyasins, brahmanas, relatives of the dead, and the persons living around the cremation grounds. Together with visual material, bibliographic references, and a glossary of non-English terms, the book holds out as much appeal to the general reader as to the specialist.
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