The character of the self in ancient India : priests, kings, and women in the early Upaniṣads /

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Main Author: Black, Brian, 1970-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, 2007.
Series:SUNY series in Hindu studies.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • The Character of the Self in Ancient India; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; OPENING STATEMENT; WHAT ARE THE UPANISADS?; THE SELF, LIFE, DEATH, AND IMMORTALITY; THE HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL CONTEXT; CHARACTERIZING THE SELF; LITERARY CHARACTERS; THE SOCIAL CONDITIONS OF KNOWLEDGE; MYSTERY OR MYSTIQUE: THE CHARACTER OF KNOWLEDGE; 1. Teachers and Students: The Emergence of Teaching as an Object of Discourse; INTRODUCTION; SANDILYA AND THE TEACHING OF ATMAN AND BRAHMAN; SANDILYA FROM RITUALIST TO TEACHER; UDDALAKA ARUNI AND THE TEACHING OF TAT TVAM ASI.
  • UDDALAKA AND SVETAKETU:ACTING OUT THE UPANAYANAINDRA AS THE PERSISTENT STUDENT; NARADA AND SANATKUMARA: KNOWLEDGE OF ATMAN AS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE VEDAS; NACIKETAS AND THE INITIATION OF ANUPANISHADIC BRAHMIN; THE GRADUATION OF A BRAHMIN STUDENTIN THE TAITTIRIYA UPANISAD; SATYAKAMA AND THE BEGINNINGS OF A BRAHMIN HAGIOGRAPHY; CONCLUSION; 2. Debates between Brahmins: The Competitive Dynamics of the Brahmodya; INTRODUCTION; THE BRAHMODYA AND THE SACRIFICE; UDDALAKA ARUNI AND THE BRAHMODYA IN THE SATAPATHA BRAHMANA; YAJÑAVALKYA AND THE PHILOSOPHICAL TOURNAMENT.
  • KINGS AS TEACHERS: ASVAPATI TEACHES A GROUP OF BRAHMIN HOUSEHOLDERSUDDALAKA ARUNI AND SVETAKETU:INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO SEEK PATRONAGE; CONFLICTING AGENDAS FOR HOW KINGS SHOULD TEACH BRAHMINS; UPANISHADIC KNOWLEDGE AS A POLITICAL DISCOURSE; THE BATTLE OF THE PRANAS AS A POLITICAL METAPHOR; PRAVAHANA AND THE TEACHING OF THE FIVE FIRES; CONCLUSION; 4. Brahmins and Women: Subjectivity and Gender Construction in the Upanisads; INTRODUCTION; THE GENDER OF THE SELF: ATMAN AND THE MALE BODY; THE SELF, VIRILITY, AND IMMORTALITY; YAJÑAVALKYA AND SATYAKAMA:COMPETING IDEALS OF MALE SUBJECTIVITY.
  • THE MYTH OF RECOVERING AN AUTHENTIC FEMALE VOICEGARGI : THE DEBATING TACTICSOF A FEMALE PHILOSOPHER; WOMEN AND GANDHARVAS:THE LACK OF AUTHORITY FOR FEMALE SPEAKERS; THE AMBIGUITIES OF SATYAKAMA'S MOTHER AND WIFE; MAITREYI AND KATYAYANI:KNOWLEDGE OF ATMAN VERSUS STRIPRAJÑA; CONCLUSION; Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.