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Approaching the Divine: The Integration of Alvar Bhakti in Srivaisnavism

By: Bharati Jagannathan

Price: $49.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2015

Seller ID: 701572

ISBN: 9789384082130

Condition: New


Approaching the Divine: The Integration of Alvar Bhakti in Srivaisnavism is situated in the context of the ongoing scholarly debate regarding the historical evolution of Tamil Srivaisnavism. This study spans the period from the second half of the first millennium, i.e. the bhakti period to the period of consolidation of the scriptural and sectarian tradition in the first half of the second millennium. Traditionally, the lives of the bhakti saints have been used to understand their hymns. Examination of these hagiographies through the lenses of theology, caste, sectarian conflict and popular le... View more info