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Sources of Indian Tradition  Vol 1 & 2
Sources of Indian Tradition Vol 1 & 2

Sources of Indian Tradition Vol 1 & 2

by Ainslie T Embree

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0140154612 - Year: 1992 - Pages: 547

Binding

Paperback

Ainslie T Embree

Author: Ainslie T Embree
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1992
Language: English
Pages: 547
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140154612

Description

Since 1958, Sources of Indian Tradition has been one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia. It has helped generations of students and general readers understand how leading thinkers there have looked at life, the traditions of their ancestors, and the world they lived in. This volume includes traditions represented by Brahmanism, Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism, and also carries a chronology of Indian history from 3000 BC to AD 185

Contents

VOLUME I

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Explanatory Note and Guide to Pronunciation
Contributors
Chronology
Map

PART I : THE BRAHMANICAL TRADITION : THE VEDIC PERIOD
Introduction

CHAPTER I
Cosmic and Ritual Order in Vedic Literature

CHAPTER II
The Ultimate Reality in the Upanishads

PART II : JAINISM AND BUDDHISM
Introduction : The Background of Jainism and Buddhism

CHAPTER III
The Basic Doctrines of Jainism

CHAPTER IV
Jain Philosophy and Political Thought

CHAPTER V
Theravada Buddhism
1. Basic Doctrines of Theravada Buddhism
2. The Ethics of Theravada Buddhism
3. Society and the State in Theravada Buddhism

CHAPTER VI
Mahayana Buddhism : "The Greater Vehicle"

CHAPTER VII
The Vehicle of the Thunderbolt and the Decline of Buddhism in India

PART III
THE HINDU WAY OF LIFE
Introduction : The Four Ends of Man

CHAPTER VIII
Dharma : The First End of Man

CHAPTER IX
Artha : The Second End of Man
Kingship

CHAPTER X
Kama : The Third End of Man
The Science of Love and Pleasure

CHAPTER XI
Moksha : The Fourth End of Man
The Bhagavad Gita : Action and Devotion
Ishvarakrishna
Vedanta
Shankara
Puranic Theiswm : The Way of Devotion

CHAPTER XII
The Songs of Medieval Hindu Devotion
Shiva Bhakti
Vishnu Bhakti
Devi Bhakti
Nirguna Bhakti and the Sant Tradition

PART IV : ISLAM IN MEDIEVAL INDIA

Introduction

CHAPTER XIII
The Foundations of Islam in India
The Historical Background
The Coming of Islam to India
Muslim Orthodoxy in India
The Sharia, or Islamic Code of Conduct

CHAPTER XIV
The Muslim Ruler in India
The Legitimacy of Kingship
Duties and Responsibilities of a Muslim Ruler
The Ideal Social Order
The Muslim Conquest and the Status of Hindus

CHAPTER XV
Islamic Mysticism in India
Early Sufism in India
The Quest for God the Beloved and the Knowledge of God
The Preservation of God's Transcendence at the Supreme Stage of Mystic Experience
Sufi Acceptance of Orthodox Formalist Islam
Syncreticism and Orthodoxy under the Mughals
Dara Sikoh and Pantheism
Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi : The Reaction to Pantheistic Mysticism
Shah Wali-Ullah : Sufism and the Crisis of Islam in India
Mystical Poetry and Popular Religion

PART V
SIKHISM

CHAPTER XVI
Sikhism : Faith and Practice
Guru Nanak : Life and Teaching
The Later Gurus and the Sikh Community
The Adi Granth and Janam Sakhis
Gobind Singh : The Last Guru

Indic Word list
Bibliography
Index

VOLUME II

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the first Edition
Acknowledgements
Transliteration of Proper Names
Contributors
chronology
Map

Introduction

CHAPTER I
The Opening of India to the West
Ananda Ranga Pillai : Hindu Agent for the French
Abu Taleb : Muslim Traveler to the West
Rammohun Roy : "Father of Modern India"

CHAPTER II
Leaders of Hindu Reform and Revival
Debendranath Tagore : Re-creator of the Brahmo Samaj
Keshub Chunder Sen and the Indianization of Christianity
Dayananda Saraswati ; Vedic Revivalist
Shri Ramakrishna : Mystic and Spiritual Teacher
Swami Vivekananda : Hindu Missionary to the West

CHAPTER III
Nationalism Takes Root : The Moderates
Dadabhai Naoroji : Architect of Indian Nationalism
Surendranath Banerjea ; Bengali Moderate
Mahadev Govind Ranade : Pioneer Maharashtrian Reform
Gopal Krishna Gokhale : Servant of India
Romesh Chunder Dutt : Pioneer Economic Historian

CHAPTER IV
The Marriage of Politics and Religion : The Extremists
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee : Nationalist Author
Bal Gangadhar Tilak : "Father of Indian Unrest"
Aurobindo Ghose : Mystic Patriot
Lajpat Rai : " Lion of the Punjab"

CHAPTER V
Leaders of Islamic Revival, Reform, and Nationalism in Pre-Independent India
An Attempted Mughal Restoration : The Azamgarh Proclamation
Syed Ahmed Khan : Muslim Reformer and Educator
Mohammed Ali : Patriot and Defender of the Faith
Muhammad Iqbal : Poet and Philosopher of the Islamic Revival
Muhammad Ali Jinnah : Founder of Pakistan (Part i)
Rahmat Ali : Giving a Name to Pakistan
Abul Kalam Azad : Muslim Nationalist
The Muslims of India and the Future of India

CHAPTER VI
Mahatma Gandhi : Nationalist India's "Great Soul"

CHAPTER VII
Other Nationalist Leaders in the Decades Before Independence
Robindranath Tagore : Poet, Educator, and India's Ambassador to the Word
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar : Hindu Nationalist
Manabendra Nath Roy : From International Communist to Radical Humanist
Subhas Chandra Bose : Military-Minded Modernist
Jawaharlal Nehru : Democratic Socialist (Part I)
Bhim Rao Ambedkar : Spokesman for the Untouchables (Part I)

CHAPTER VIII
Public Policies for Independent India
The Constitution of India
Ambedkar : Untouchable Statesman (Part 2)
Jawaharlal Nehru : Democratic Socialist (Part 2)
E.M.S. Namboodiripad : Marxist-Leninist
Balraj Modhak : Spokesman for Hinducentric Nationalism
Jayaprakash Narayan : EX-Marxist Gandhian socialist

CHAPTER IX
Pakistan : Defining an Islamic State
Muhammad Ali Jinnha : Founder of Pakistan (Part 2)
Liaquat Ali Khan : The First Prime Minister
Mohammad Munir : The Chief Justice of Pakistan
General Ayub Khan : Martial Law Administrator
Syed Abu'l-ala-Maududi : Spokesman for islamic Revival

Bibliography
Index

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