India: A Sacred Geography

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Three Rivers Press, Mar 26, 2013 - Religion - 559 pages
A spiritual history of the world's most religiously complex and diverse society, from one of Harvard's most respected scholars.

India: A Sacred Geography is the culmination of more than a decade's work from the renowned Harvard scholar Diana L. Eck. The book explores the sacred places of India, taking the reader on an extraordinary trip through the beliefs and history of this rich and profound place, as well as providing a basic introduction to Hindu religious ideas and how those ideas influence our understanding of the modern sense of "India" as a nation.
 

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I approached this book with a skeptical mind mind, and some small measure of curiosity. I was soon hooked onto the book, and it was very clear that Diana Eck approached the subject with a lot of ... Read full review

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A far-reaching exploration of the spiritual geography and sacred spaces of India.With its hundreds of disparate peoples connected by a shared conception of place, India is, in the words of statesman ... Read full review

Contents

LANDSCAPE
1
THE World
107
of THE GoDDess
257
LANDscAPE of INDIA
399
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DIANA L. ECK is professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University and is Master of Lowell House and Director of the Pluralism Project. Her book Banaras, City of Light, remains a classic in the field, and Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras won the prestigious Grawemeyer Book Award. In 1998, President Clinton awarded her the National Humanities Medal for the work of the Pluralism Project in the investigation of America's religious diversity.

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