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Non-Human Animals in South Asian Religions: Myth, Ritual and Folklore, edited by Fabrizio Ferrari and Thomas Dähnhardt

Table of Contents

Guest Editorial

The Animal Question in South Asia: a Post-Modern Pañcatantra PDF
Fabrizio M. Ferrari , Thomas Dähnhardt 5-11


First Tantra: Wonder, Monstrosity, Conflict

Talking Animals: Explorations in an Indian Literary Genre PDF
Patrick Olivelle 14-26
Monstrous Animals on Hindu Temples, with Special Reference to Khajuraho PDF
David Smith 27-43
Her Majesty’s Servants: the Tame and the Wild under the British Raj PDF
Davide Torri 44-58

Second Tantra: Conflict, Ethics, Environment

Beware the Crocodile: Female and Male Nature in Aśvaghoṣa’s Saundarananda PDF
Alice Collett 60-74
Sparrows and Lions: Fauna in Sikh Imagery, Symbolism and Ethics PDF
Eleanor Nesbitt 75-92
Tigers, Tiger Spirits and Were-tigers in Tribal Orissa PDF
Stefano Beggiora 93-107

Third Tantra: Environment, Myth, Devotion

Falling Rain, Reigning Power in Reptilian Affairs: The Balancing of Religion and the Environment PDF
Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan 110-125
Guardian Spirits, Omens and Meat for the Clans: The Place of Animals among the Apatanis of Arunachal Pradesh PDF
Sarit K. Chaudhuri 126-140
Karman and Compassion: Animals in the Jain Universal History PDF
Eva De Clercq 141-157

Fourth Tantra: Devotion, Wisdom, Awe

Horses That Weep, Birds That Tell Fortunes: Animals in South Asian Muslim Ritual and Myth PDF
David Pinault 160-179
Winged Messengers, Feathered Beauties and Beaks of Divine Wisdom: The Role of Birds in Hindi-Urdu Allegorical Love Stories PDF
Thomas Dähnhardt 180-194
The Biggest Star of All: The Elephant in Hindi Cinema PDF
Rachel Dwyer 195-210

Fifth Tantra: Awe, Fear, Death

Dark Shades of Power: The Crow in Hindu and Tantric Religious Traditions PDF
Xenia Zeiler 212-229
Fear, Reverence and Ambivalence: Divine Snakes in Contemporary South India PDF
Amy Allocco 230-248
The Silent Killer: The Ass as Personification of Illness in North Indian Folklore PDF
Fabrizio M. Ferrari 249-270

Book Reviews

Hephzibah Israel, Religious Transactions in Colonial South India: Language, Translation and the Making of Protestant Identity. Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 286 pp. $90. ISBN 978-0-230-10562-1 PDF
Dermot Killingley 271-272
Jon Paul Sydnor, Ramanuja and Schleiermacher: Toward a Constructive Comparative Theology. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2011. 226 pp. $45. ISBN 978-1608993086 (paperback) PDF
Ankur Barua 273-276
Patrick Olivelle, Janice Leoshko and Himanshu Prabha Ra (eds), Reimagining Asoka: Memory and History. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012. xiv + 450pp. INR2065.00. ISBN 0-19-807800-5 (hardback). PDF
Ananda W. P. Guruge 277-280
Jungnok Park, How Buddhism Acquired a Soul on the Way to China. Sheffield: Equinox, 2012. x + 246 pp. £60. ISBN 978-1-84553-996-2 (hardback). £19.99. ISBN 978-1-84553-997-9 (paperback). PDF
Ari Dy 281-283
Romila Thapar, Śakuntalā: Texts, Reading, Histories. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. xii + 271 pp. $29. ISBN: 978-0-231-15655-4 (paperback). PDF
Saswati Sengupta 284-286
Alf Hiltebeitel, Dharma. Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 768 pp. £45.00. ISBN 9780195394238 (hardback). PDF
Fabrizio M. Ferrari 287-288
Tracy Pintchman and Rita D. Sherma (eds), Woman and Goddess in Hinduism: Reinterpretations and Re-envisionings. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Ix + 243 pp. £55.00. ISBN 9780230113695 (hardback). PDF
Fabrizio M. Ferrari 289-291
David N. Lorenzen and Adrián Muñoz (eds), Yogi Heroes. Histories and Legends of the Nāths. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2011. xviii + 228 pp. $75.00. ISBN 9781438438917 (hardback). $24.95. ISBN 9781438438900 (paperback). PDF
Fabrizio M. Ferrari 292-294
Dan Arnold, Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind. Columbia: Columbia University Press, 2012. 328 pp. $50.00/£34.50. ISBN: 978-0-231-14546-6 (hardback). PDF
Jan Westerhoff 295-297
R. Young (ed.), India and the Indianness of Christianity: Essays on Understanding—Historical, Theological and Bibliographical—in Honor of Robert Eric Frykenberg. Studies in the History of Christian Missions series. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2009 PDF
Dermot Killingley 298-299
Samina Awan, Political Islam in Colonial Punjab Majlis-i-Ahrar 1929-1949. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2010. xxxvi + 190 pp. Rs 625. ISBN 978-019-906011-5 (hardback). PDF
Hugh Beattie 300-302
Charlotte Schmid, Le don de voir. Premières représentations krishnaïtes de la région de Mathurâ. (The Gift of Seeing: The First Representations of Kṛṣṇa in the Mathurā Area). Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, monographie n° 193. Paris, 2010 PDF
Raphaël Rousseleau 303-305

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