Marga : Ways of Liberation Empowerment and Social Change in Maharashtra

By: M. Naito, I. Shima & H.Kotani (Eds)

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Contents Preface. List of contributors. I. Heritage of Sant Tradition 1. Ganesh at the crossroads reflections on Dnyaneshwar's Theory of Dialogue/Jayant Lele. 2. A way to liberation Kundaliniyoga in the Jnanesvari/Iwao Shima. 3. Bhakti Marga of Jnanesvara Social aspect of his Advaita Bhakti/Chihiro Koiso. 4. Hindu Muslim dialogue a rereading of Sant Eknath and Sant Shaikh Muhammad/Vidyut Bhagwat. 5. Dr. Ambedkar's Path to Buddhism A Marg to Navayana/Eleanor Zelliot. II. Literary culture and social reform 6. No Marga to Svarga The Sati Failure Case in Late Eighteenth Century North Deccan/Hiroyuki Kotani. 7. Margi Desi and Yavani High language and ethnic speech in Maharashtra/Sumit Guha. 8. Locality and universality of Vernaculars a study of language learning among the East India Company's Civil Servants/Kyosuke Adachi. 9. Paths to progress gender and social reform in nineteenth century Maharashtra/Meera Kosambi. 10. Naoroji Furdoonji and the Young Bombay Party Reflections on the early debate on reform in Western India/Aroon Tikekar. 11. Way of making writer's own literary world With special reference to Prof. Keshav Meshram and Dalit Literature/Hideaki Ishida. III. Politics political culture and religiosity 12. The ways of Satyagraha in Bombay 1930/Jim Masselos. 13. Taking the Non Violent Path a story of the Anti Dam Satyagraha/Rajendra Vora. 14. Marg Shetkari Ladhyacha the agitational means of a Peasant Movement/Aruna Pendse. 15. Mukati Kon Pathe emancipation which way/Gopal Guru. 16. Lavani Tamasha Loknatya and the Vicissitudes of patronage/Veena Naregal. 17. An enterprise called faith Tale of a Devasthan in Maharashtra/Suhas Palshikar and Rajeshwari Deshpande. IV. Pilgrimage and folk religious practices 18. Marg(a)kraman of Maharashtrian princely families a search for self within the boundaries made for others/Irina Glushkova. 19. Pilgrimage to Pandharpur Pathway (Marg) to better social life/V.L. Manjul. 20. Two Maharashtrian ways of performing devotion the Naradiya and Varkari Kirtan/Eric Ferrie. 21. Walking and thinking/Anne Feldhaus. 22. Mariai Cult in Pune/Musashi Tachikawa. Appendix A short history of the International Conference on Maharashtra Culture and society/Meera Kosambi. This volume which provides a comprehensive overview to Maharashtrian Culture and Society is divided into four sections. Section I includes articles dealing with Sant tradition of Maharashtra life and thinking of Jnanesvara (Dnyaneshwar) and Eknath in particular and in a figurative sense that of B.R. Ambedkar as an admirer of the Sant tradition especially of Tukaram. Three articles in Section II discuss the cultural problems involving languages specifically the relationships between the high (elite) languages such as Sanskrit Persian and English and a popular language like Marathi. How the elite languages and the culture based on them were related to the way of life of ordinary people is the focal point. Other articles in Section II deal with ideologies and movements for social reform in modern Maharashtra including the problem of women's emancipation. Section III contains articles dealing with politico social and politico cultural movements in modern and contemporary Maharashtra a symbolic concept of which is satyagraha though the implications of the term are multifarious. Articles in Section IV explore the religious practices of Maharashtrians in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries such as all India level pilgrimage like tristhaliyatra (pilgrimage to Varanasi Gaya and Prayaga) as well as local level ones like those to Pandharpur and more minor sacred places in Maharashtra. Printed Pages: 474

Title: Marga : Ways of Liberation Empowerment and Social Change in Maharashtra

Author Name: M. Naito, I. Shima & H.Kotani (Eds)

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