OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Krishna's Playground: Vrindavan in the 21st Century

ISBN : 9780190123987

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¥4,565
著者: 
John Stratton Hawley
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2020年02月
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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?

目次: 

List of Figures

Acknowledgments

Note on the Text

Map of Vrindavan

1. Paradise--Lost?

2. The Battle of Keshi Ghat

3. Mall of Vrindavan

4. The Skyscraper Temple

5. A Diff erent Refuge for Women

6. Being Shrivatsa

7. The Sign of Our Times

Notes

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

著者について: 

John Stratton Hawley is Claire Tow Professor of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University, US.

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