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Hawley, John Stratton 1941-

Works: 92 works in 328 publications in 2 languages and 15,597 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Comparative studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama  History  Illustrated works  Controversial literature  Prayers and devotions 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Photographer
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Most widely held works by John Stratton Hawley
Devī : goddesses of India( )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and held by 2,073 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
Sati, the blessing and the curse : the burning of wives in India by John Stratton Hawley( )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 2,008 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
The life of Hinduism by John Stratton Hawley( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,741 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( )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memory of love : Sūrdās sings to Krishna by Sūradāsa( )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,331 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
At play with Krishna : pilgrimage dramas from Brindavan by John Stratton Hawley( )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,313 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
Fundamentalism and gender( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book examine the connection between fundamentalism and gender
Songs of the saints of India by John Stratton Hawley( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume the authors present the life stories and works of Ravidas, Kabir, Nanak, Surdas, Mirabai, and Tulsidas - six well-known 'saint-poets' of northern India who have contributed more to the religious vocabulary of Hinduism in the region today than any voices before or since
Krishna, the butter thief by John Stratton Hawley( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 588 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
Saints and virtues( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 561 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
Holy tears : weeping in the religious imagination( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Divine consort : Rādhā and the goddesses of India( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 522 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
A storm of songs : India and the idea of the bhakti movement by John Stratton Hawley( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 477 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)
Sūr Dās : poet, singer, saint by John Stratton Hawley( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 200 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
Sur's Ocean : poems from the early tradition by Sūradāsa( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krishna's mandala : Bhagavata religion and beyond by D. Dennis Hudson( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 121 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
Love song of the dark lord : Jayadeva's Gitagovinda by Jayadeva( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poem describing the love of Krishna and Radha, Hindu deities; translated from Sanskrit
Fearless Bible reading : a voice from the pews : being the plainly expressed views of a plain business man on the Bible Inspiration and theology by John Stratton Hawley( )

4 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into Sūr's Ocean : poetry, context, and commentary by John Stratton Hawley( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sati, the blessing and the curse : the burning of wives in India
Sati, the blessing and the curse : the burning of wives in IndiaThe life of HinduismStudying the Sikhs : issues for North AmericaThe memory of love : Sūrdās sings to KrishnaFundamentalism and genderSongs of the saints of IndiaSaints and virtuesHoly tears : weeping in the religious imagination
Alternative Names
Hawley, J. S.

Hawley, J. S. 1941-

Hawley, J. S. (John Stratton), 1941-

Hawley, John

Hawley, John 1941-

Hawley, John S.

Hawley, John S. 1941-

Hawley, John S. (John Stratton), 1941-

Stratton Hawley, John

Stratton Hawley, John 1941-

Strotton Hawley, John

Хоули, Джон Стрэттон

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