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A Genealogy of Devotion

Patton Burchett Ý 8 review

The complex historical factors at Play In The Growth Of in the growth of in Sultanate and Mughal India through its pivotal interactions with Indic and Persianate traditions of asceticism monasticism politics and literature Shedding new light on the importance of Persian culture and popular Sufism in the history of devotional Hinduism Burchett's work explores the cultural encounters that "reshaped early modern North Indian communities Focusing on the Rāmānandī bhakti community and the tantric Nāth "early modern North Indian communities Focusing on the Rāmānandī bhakti
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and the Nāth Burchett describes the emergence of. In this book Patton E Burchett offers a path breaking genealogical study of devotional bhakti Hinduism that traces its nderstudied historical relationships with tantra yoga and Sufism Beginning in India's early medieval Tantric Age and reaching to the present day Burchett focuses his analysis on the "crucial shifts of early modern period when the rise of bhakti communities in North India "shifts of the early modern period the rise of bhakti communities in North India the religious landscape in ways that would profoundly affect the shape of modern day Hinduism A Genealogy of Devotion illuminates. ,
A new and Sufi inflected "SENSIBILITY AN ETHICAL AND AESTHETIC "an ethical emotional and aesthetic that was often critical of tantric and yogic religiosity Early modern North Indian devotional critiues of tantric religiosity he shows prefigured colonial era Orientalist depictions of bhakti as religion and tantra as magic Providing a broad historical view of
*bhakti tantra and *
tantra and while simultaneously challenging dominant scholarly conceptions of them A Genealogy of Devotion offers a bold new narrative of the history of religion in Ind.