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Hawley, John Stratton 1941-

Works: 111 works in 392 publications in 2 languages and 18,327 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Comparative studies  Literary criticism  Religious poetry  Devotional poetry  Drama  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, htt, Other
Classifications: BL458, 200.82
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Most widely held works about John Stratton Hawley
Most widely held works by John Stratton Hawley
Sati, the blessing and the curse : the burning of wives in India by John Stratton Hawley( )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sati symbolizes ultimate loyalty and self-sacrifice. It often figures near the core of a Hindu identity that feels embattled in a modern world. Yet to those who deplore it, sati is a curse, a violation of every woman's womanhood
Devī : goddesses of India by John Stratton Hawley( )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism "God" very often means "Goddess." This extraordinary collection explores twelve different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. They range from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the possessing, entrancing heat of Bhagavati and Seranvali. They are local, like Vindhyavasini, and global, like Kali ancient, like Saranyu, and modern, like "Mother India." The collection combines analysis of texts with intensive fieldwork, allowing the reader to see how goddesses are worshiped in everyday life. In these compelling essays, the divine feminine in Hinduism is revealed as never before -- fascinating, contradictory, powerful."--Back cover
The life of Hinduism( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Life of Hinduism brings together a series of essays--many recognized as classics in the field--that present Hinduism as a vibrant, truly "lived" religion. Celebrating the diversity for which Hinduism is known, this volume begins its journey in the "new India" of Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, where global connections and local traditions rub shoulders daily. Readers are then offered a glimpse into the multifaceted world of Hindu worship, life-cycle rites, festivals, performances, gurus, and castes. The book's final sections deal with the Hinduism that is emerging in diasporic North America and with issues of identity that face Hindus in India and around the world: militancy vs. tolerance, and the struggle between owning one's own religion and sharing it with others."--Book cover
Studying the Sikhs : issues for North America by John Stratton Hawley( )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At play with Krishna : pilgrimage dramas from Brindavan by John Stratton Hawley( )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year thousands of pilgrims travel to Brindavan, the village where Krishna is said to have lived as a child. There, they witness a series of religious dramas called ras lilas, whose central roles are performed by children. By translating four plays that collectively span this cycle, John Hawley provides a lively perspective on the mythology of Krishna as Hindus experience it today. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The memory of love : Sūrdās sings to Krishna by Sūradāsa( )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Hindu god is closer to the soul of poetry than Krishna, and in North India no poet ever sang of Krishna more famously than SurdD=as-or Sur, for short. He lived in the sixteenth century and became so influential that for centuries afterward aspiring Krishna poets signed their compositions orally with his name. This book takes us back to the source, offering a selection of Surdas's poems that were known and sung in the sixteenth century itself. Here we have poems of war, poems to the great rivers, poems of wit and rage, poems where the poet spills out his disappointments. Most of all, though
A storm of songs : India and the idea of the bhakti movement by John Stratton Hawley( )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India celebrates itself as a nation of unity in diversity, but where does that sense of unity come from? One important source is a widely-accepted narrative called the "bhakti movement." Bhakti is the religion of the heart, of song, of common participation, of inner peace, of anguished protest. The idea known as the bhakti movement asserts that between 600 and 1600 CE, poet-saints sang bhakti from India's southernmost tip to its northern Himalayan heights, laying the religious bedrock upon which the modern state of India would be built. Challenging this canonical narrative, John Stratton Hawley clarifies the historical and political contingencies that gave birth to the concept of the bhakti movement. Starting with the Mughals and their Kachvaha allies, North Indian groups looked to the Hindu South as a resource that would give religious and linguistic depth to their own collective history. Only in the early twentieth century did the idea of a bhakti "movement" crystallize--in the intellectual circle surrounding Rabindranath Tagore in Bengal. Interactions between Hindus and Muslims, between the sexes, between proud regional cultures, and between upper castes and Dalits are crucially embedded in the narrative, making it a powerful political resource. A Storm of Songs ponders the destiny of the idea of the bhakti movement in a globalizing India. If bhakti is the beating heart of India, this is the story of how it was implanted there--and whether it can survive. (Publisher)
Fundamentalism and gender( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book examine the connection between fundamentalism and gender
Holy tears : weeping in the religious imagination by Kimberley C Patton( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What religion does not serve as a theater of tears? Holy Tears addresses this all but universal phenomenon with passion and precision, ranging from Mycenaean Greece up through the tragedy of 9/11. Sixteen authors, including many leading voices in the study of religion, offer essays on specific topics in religious weeping while also considering broader issues such as gender, memory, physiology, and spontaneity. A comprehensive, elegantly written introduction offers a key to these topics. Given the pervasiveness of its theme, it is remarkable that this book is the first of its kind--and it is long overdue. The essays ask such questions as: Is religious weeping primal or culturally constructed? Is it universal? Is it spontaneous? Does God ever cry? Is religious weeping altered by sexual or social roles? Is it, perhaps, at once scripted and spontaneous, private and communal? Is it, indeed, divine? The grief occasioned by 9/11 and violence in Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, and elsewhere offers a poignant context for this fascinating and richly detailed book. Holy Tears concludes with a compelling meditation on the theology of weeping that emerged from pastoral responses to 9/11, as described in the editors' interview with Reverend Betsee Parker, who became head chaplain for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City and leader of the multifaith chaplaincy team at Ground Zero. The contributors are Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Amy Bard, Herbert Basser, Santha Bhattacharji, William Chittick, Gary Ebersole, M. David Eckel, John Hawley, Gay Lynch, Jacob Olúpqnà (with Solá Ajíbádé), Betsee Parker, Kimberley Patton, Nehemia Polen, Kay Read, and Kallistos Ware
Krishna, the butter thief by John Stratton Hawley( )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behandling af det i hinduismen populære motiv af guden Krishna, der som barn stjæler smør (ghee) fra sin mor. Med særlig vægt på skulpturelle og litterære udtryksformer
Bhakti and power : debating India's religion of the heart by Swapna Sharma( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bhakti', a term ubiquitous in the religious life of South Asia, has meanings that shift dramatically according to context and sentiment. Sometimes translated as "personal devotion," bhakti nonetheless implies and fosters public interaction. It is often associated with the marginalized voices of women and lower castes, yet it has also played a role in perpetuating injustice. Barriers have been torn down in the name of bhakti, while others have been built simultaneously.0'Bhakti and Power' provides an accessible entry into key debates around issues such as these, presenting voices and vignettes from the sixth century to the present and from many parts of India's cultural landscape. Written by a wide range of engaged scholars, this volume showcases one of the most influential concepts in Indian history-still a major force in the present day
Songs of the saints of India by John Stratton Hawley( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The verses of the great religious poets of north India stand at the fount of the Hindi language, and many would say that they also represent its greatest flowering. These poems are awash in universal themes--cruelty, loneliness, hope, infatuation, the weight of time--and are well known tobIndians in every walk of life today. Their authors are revered not only as poets but as saints through a hagiographical literature that extends to comic books, TV serials, and motion pictures. Songs of the Saints of India presents six of the best known of these poets--Ravidas, Kabir, Nanak, Surdas, Mirabai, and Tulsidas--with a biographical and interpretive essay on each and a selection of representative verses in original translations. The book provides a new way to be introduced to Hinduism as it is lived today"--Publisher
Saints and virtues( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores a larger family of saints—those celebrated not just by Christianity but by other religious traditions of the world: Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Confucian, African, and Caribbean. The essays show how saints serve as moral exemplars in the communities that venerate them
The Divine consort : Rādhā and the goddesses of India( Book )

32 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at a conference held June 1978 at Harvard University, sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions
Sūr Dās : poet, singer, saint by John Stratton Hawley( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three bhakti voices : Mirabai, Surdas, and Kabir in their time and ours by John Stratton Hawley( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The landscape of North Indian religion was dramatically transformed in the 15th and 16th centuries by a remarkable family of poet-saints. Among the most famous and beloved of these figures - in India and throughout the world - are Mirabai, Surdas, and Kabir. In this book, John Stratton Hawley takes a probing look at all three, finding that many of the beliefs and legends surrounding them - even central motifs - emerged long after their deaths." "Three Bhakti Voices brings together more than two decades of scholarly work. A number of chapters are new, while others situate previously published essays in a context designed to draw out the connections between Mira, Sur and Kabir." "This book will appeal to anyone interested in Bhakti or in the history of how major North Indian cultural motifs and institutions evolve. It is also relevant to the comparative study of saints and exemplars. Students of Hinduism, Indian and Asian religions, and Indian history will find this volume engaging."--Jacket
Text and tradition in early modern North India by International Conference on Early Modern Literatures in North India( )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early modern India - a period extending from the fifteenth to the late eighteenth century - saw dramatic cultural, religious, and political changes as it went from Sultanate to Mughal to early colonial rule. This text brings together recent scholarship on the languages, literatures, and religious traditions of northern India. It focuses on the rise of vernacular languages as vehicles for literary expression and historical and religious self-assertion, and particularly attends to ways in which these regional spoken languages connect with each other and their cosmopolitan counterparts
Sur's Ocean : poems from the early tradition by Sūradāsa( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surdas has been regarded as the epitome of artistry in Old Hindi religious poetry from the end of the sixteenth century, when he lived, to the present day. His fame rests upon his remarkable refashioning of the widely known narrative of the cowherd deity Krishna and his lover Radha into lyrics that are at once elegant and approachable. Surdas's popularity led to the proliferation, through an energetic oral tradition, of poems ascribed to him, known as the Sūrsāgar. Sur's Ocean: Poems from the Early Tradition, presents a dramatically new edition in Devanagari script and a lyrical English translation. This remarkable volume reconstructs the early tradition of Surdas's verse the 433 poems that were known to the singers of Surdas's own time as his. Here Surdas stands out with a clarity never before achieved. The Murty Classical Library of India makes available original texts and modern English translations of the masterpieces of literature and thought from across the whole spectrum of Indic languages over the past two millennia in the most authoritative and accessible formats on offer
Krishna's playground : Vrindavan in the 21st century by John Stratton Hawley( )

6 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a book about a deeply beloved place-many call it the spiritual capital of India. Located at a dramatic bend in the River Yamuna, a hundred miles from the center of Delhi, Vrindavan is the spot where the god Krishna is believed to have spent his childhood and youth. For Hindus it has always stood for youth writ large-a realm of love and beauty that enables one to retreat from the weight and harshness of world. Now, though, the world is gobbling up Vrindavan. Delhi's megalopolitan sprawl inches closer day by day-half the town is a vast real-estate development-and the waters of the Yamuna are too polluted to drink or even bathe in. Temples now style themselves as theme parks, and the world's tallest religious building is under construction in Krishna's pastoral paradise. What happens when the Anthropocene Age makes everything virtual? What happens when heaven gets plowed under? Like our age as a whole, Vrindavan throbs with feisty energy, but is it the religious canary in our collective coal mine?"--Page 4 de la couverture
Krishna's mandala : Bhagavata religion and beyond by D. Dennis Hudson( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This posthumous volume brings together seminal essays by one of the foremost American scholars on the religions of India. Exploring the ancient Indian milieu with an innate sense of mandala, 'the surround', D. Dennis Hudson's writings constantly engaged with the core of Bhagavata dharma -- Krishna as preceptor and lover in the real world. Hudson was driven by a desire to understand how this ancient vision of Vishnu's forceful, subtle activity managed to stay alive in south India as rulers, poets, and ordinary people changed. This collection is divided into three parts. The first part, 'Tales of Two Cities', deals with the physical, conceptual, ritual, and moral layouts of two ancient Tamil capitals -- Madurai and Kanchipuram. The second, 'Reading Bhagavata Texts -- Temples and Tomes', proposes radical interpretations of two familiar texts, the Bhagavad-Gita and the Bhagavata Purana, and shows how they connect to temple architecture. The final section, 'Andal and the Sri Vaishnava World', explores the connections between Bhagavata religion and gender, underlining the example of Andal, the only woman Alvar saint. In the introduction, John Stratton Hawley highlights the crosscurrents in Dennis Hudson's writings and situates this collection in the larger context of Hudson's academic and personal world. The foreword by Romila Thapar depicts a vigorous, passionate scholar 'not driven by scholarship alone'."--Jacket
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Sati, the blessing and the curse : the burning of wives in India
Devī : goddesses of IndiaThe life of HinduismStudying the Sikhs : issues for North AmericaThe memory of love : Sūrdās sings to KrishnaFundamentalism and genderHoly tears : weeping in the religious imaginationSongs of the saints of IndiaSaints and virtues
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