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1 Akshaya Kumar Banerjea
Philosophy of Gorakhnath: With Goraksha-Vacana-Sangraha
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8120805348 / 9788120805347; Sixth Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 
This book analyses in detail the nature of Samadhi Experience. The term "Experience" is perhaps inaccurate, because in this state of Samadhi, there is no relation between subject and object, the experiencer and the experienced. It is the fulfilment of life as described in the Yogasutras. The Yogi who comes back from Samadhi may not have attained Kaivalya or Moksha, but he is illuminated by his experience. If he assumes the role of a teacher or preacher, he gives expression to his experience in such forms as may be easily intelligible to the people at large. Gorakhnath was a Maha-Yogi. The cult of the Kanphata Yogis is a definite unite within Hinduism, and its study is essential for understanding this phase of the religious life of India. the book is divided into three sections. The first two sections comprising chapters 1 - 13 deal with the cult and history of this sec. the third section containing chapters 14 - 16 opens with the Sanskrit Text Goraksastaka and its English rendering and annotations. The book is fully documented. It has a preface, Glossary, Bibliography, Plates and General Index. This book is an attempt to present a systematic and consistent account of the philosophical background of the spiritual culture associated with the names of Yogi Gorakhnath and other adepts of the natha school.Printed Pages: 397. 102203

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2 Akshaya Kumar Banerjea
Philosophy of Gorakhnath: With Goraksha-Vacana-Sangraha
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited/Research India Press; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8120805356 / 9788120805354; Fifth Reprint; Softcover; New; 
This volume contains the essence of the writings and teachings of Mahayogi Gorakhnath. It is well pointed out that while the ultimate object of search is the same for a Yogi and a philosopher, their modes of approach are different, the latter?s being intellectual and the former?s intuitive and spiritual. The task of a Yogi does not require any subtle intellectual speculation or the framing of hypotheses and theories. The quest of the Yogi is direct spiritual experience of truth on a high plane of consciousness. The highest state of Samadhi attained by the Yogi is neither purely subjective nor objective. It transcends both categories and it is really an integrated experience beyond formal description. Such a transcendent state of consciousness is alone called Samadhi. This book analyses in detail the nature of Samadhi Experience. The term ?Experience? is perhaps inaccurate, because in this state of Samadhi, there is no relation between subject and object, the experiencer and the experienced. It is the fulfilment of life as described in the Yogasutras. The Yogi who comes back from Samadhi may not have attained Kaivalya or Moksha, but he is illuminated by his experience. If he assumes the role of a teacher or preacher, he gives expression to his experience in such forms as may be easily intelligible to the people at large. Gorakhnath was a Maha-Yogi. The cult of the Kanphata Yogis is a definite unite within Hinduism, and its study is essential for understanding this phase of the religious life of India. the book is divided into three sections. The first two sections comprising chapters 1 - 13 deal with the cult and history of this sec. the third section containing chapters 14 - 16 opens with the Sanskrit Text Goraksastaka and its English rendering and annotations. The book is fully documented. It has a preface, Glossary, Bibliography, Plates and General Index. This book is an attempt to present a systematic and consistent account of the philosophical background of the spiritual culture associated with the names of Yogi Gorakhnath and other adepts of the natha school. Printed Pages: 397. 108894

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3 Akshaya Kumar
Poetry, Politics and Culture: Essays on Indian Texts and Contexts
Routledge; London, UK; 2008; 0415480051 / 9780415480055; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
This book maps the journey of the Indian poetic imagination—in Hindi, Panjabi and Indian English—from its original quasi-spiritual longings to its activist interventions in the public domain. As Indian poetry of the post-1990s gravitates towards a non-Orientalised postcolonial nationalism, it seeks to rewrite and disseminate the shifting coordinates of nationalist imagination in terms of the dissent of the subaltern discontents of the nation. The book is interdisciplinary: it studies Indian poetry from the new emerging imperatives of postcolonialism, new historiography (subaltern, dalit and diasporas), nationalism, and cultural studies. Covering the two major north Indian languages—Hindi and Punjabi—along with poetry in Indian English, the book is a close textual study of about 150 poetry collections in these languages. It is path-breaking in its study of secular poetry written in the so-called vernaculars, with critical attention to its participation in the political as well as cultural processes of nation-making. This cutting-edge book should be of interest to scholars of Indian writings in English, Hindi and Panjabi, gender studies, dalit and diaspora studies, postcolonial poetry and to students reading South Asian literature and culture. Table of Contents 1. Preface 2. Acknowledgement Part I: Mapping Nation/Post-nation 3. Negotiating Nationalism(s): Hindi Poetry during and after the Colonial Period 4. De-fetishising Home/Homelessness: Nation in Post-1990s Hindi Poetry 5. From Hyphen to High-fun: Towards a Topology of New Indian-English Diaspora Poetry Part II: Re-writing Culture 6. From Nationalist Icon to Subaltern Subject, and Beyond: Latter day Meeras 7. Kissa as the Locus of Cultural History: Kissa Pooran Bhagat in Modern Punjabi Literature 8. Translating Bhakti: Versions of Kabir in the Colonial/Early Nationalist Period 9. Anxieties of Native Decent/Dissent: Bhakti Sub-text of Indian English Verse Part III: Disseminating Dissent 10. Poetry of Incarceration: Punjabi Prison Poetry from Ghadar to Emergency and Beyond 11. From Participation to Protest: Political Conciousness of Modern Indian English Poetry 12. From Confusion to Consolidation: Politics of Counter-aesthetics in Dalit Poetry 13. On the frontiers of the Public Sphere: Indian Women’s Poetry from Pre-1947 to Post 9/11 14. Bibliography 15. Index Printed Pages: 280. 032753

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