Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Gods > Shiva > Siva in Medieval Indian Literature (A Rare Book)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Siva in Medieval Indian Literature (A Rare Book)
Siva in Medieval Indian Literature (A Rare Book)
Description
Preface

Siva is one of the most important gods in the Brahmanical pantheon. But there is no individual work dealing with his various aspects as found in both earlier and later works. Siva has all divine qualities, but possesses, at the same time, all traits, good or bad, of human beings. In him man and god have become one.

In the present book which was submitted earlier as a doctoral thesis in 1969 and subsequently accepted for the degree of the Doctor of Philosophy, Calcutta University, I have studied Siva in hi, various aspects and have tried to show him as he is represented in medieval Indian literature. Though I have not been able to present everything in detail, yet no other single work, so far published, probably deals with so many aspects of the god.

I have consulted the important sources, and made a comparative study of the evidence of earlier and later works. The majority of the works consulted by me are in Bengali and Hindi, but literary works of other languages have also been taken into account, as and when necessary. The evidence of epigraphy, iconography and philosophy has been considered.

I have usually quoted passages from early and medieval works in support of my arguments, especially in footnotes, and in most of the cases, they have been translated into English.

I have discussed the subject in three Chapters, the first of which begins with an introduction dealing with the evolution of the god. The character of the god has been divided into two broad divisions, and the major characteristics have been discussed in Chapter II, while the minor specialties of the god are dealt with in the following Chapter. At the end, I have drawn the conclusion that, in the medieval Indian works, there is the amalgamation of human behaviours with divine manners in Siva thus establishing the truth that God enchained is man and man unchained is God.

For my success in writing out this book, I have to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to Dr. D. C. Sircar, M.A., Ph.D., F.A.S., F.R.A.S., F.R.N.S., Ex-Carmichael Professor and Head of the Department of Ancient Indian History & Culture, Calcutta University under whom I worked for my doctoral degree. I can never be sufficiently grateful for the patience and thoroughness with which he went through the entire thesis and for his many valuable suggestions. Without his able guidance and ungrudging help, it would not have been possible for me to complete the work. I also thank Shri A, K. Bhattacharyya, M.A., P.R.S., F.M.A., Director, Indian Museum, Calcutta, who allowed me to use photographs of some interesting objects in the Indian Museum Collection. I am thankful to Shri Shankar Bhattacharyya, Proprietor, Punthi Pustak, Calcutta, who kindly took an interest in the work and offered to publish it. Last, but far from the least, I have to thank Shri Gauri Shankar Chatterji, who ably typed out the pages of the mss. within a short time and Shri Santosh Bhattacharyya, Proprietor, Sri Ramkrishna Printing Works, Calcutta, for his promptness in printing the book and in accomodating me in all matters of printing difficulties.

A work of this kind is obviously based on the researches of scholars of Indology including literature, both Indian and foreign. For the merit of the book I am indebted to them all and for the errors, I myself shoulder the responsibility.

Contents

Page
Chapter I
Introduction1
Chapter II: Major Aspects
Ascetic and Beggar43
Householder80
Peasant109
Warrior120
Chapter III: Minor Aspects
Hemp-smoker139
Dicer149
Patron of Art153
Lascivious in Character162
Associated with Mountains172
Associated with Serpent177
Associated with Bull182
Performer of Miracles187
Conclusion193
Bibliography195
Plates213

Siva in Medieval Indian Literature (A Rare Book)

Item Code:
NAI053
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1974
Publisher:
Language:
English
Size:
8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Pages:
244
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 335 gms
Price:
$33.50   Shipping Free
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Siva in Medieval Indian Literature (A Rare Book)
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 3594 times since 20th Feb, 2019
Preface

Siva is one of the most important gods in the Brahmanical pantheon. But there is no individual work dealing with his various aspects as found in both earlier and later works. Siva has all divine qualities, but possesses, at the same time, all traits, good or bad, of human beings. In him man and god have become one.

In the present book which was submitted earlier as a doctoral thesis in 1969 and subsequently accepted for the degree of the Doctor of Philosophy, Calcutta University, I have studied Siva in hi, various aspects and have tried to show him as he is represented in medieval Indian literature. Though I have not been able to present everything in detail, yet no other single work, so far published, probably deals with so many aspects of the god.

I have consulted the important sources, and made a comparative study of the evidence of earlier and later works. The majority of the works consulted by me are in Bengali and Hindi, but literary works of other languages have also been taken into account, as and when necessary. The evidence of epigraphy, iconography and philosophy has been considered.

I have usually quoted passages from early and medieval works in support of my arguments, especially in footnotes, and in most of the cases, they have been translated into English.

I have discussed the subject in three Chapters, the first of which begins with an introduction dealing with the evolution of the god. The character of the god has been divided into two broad divisions, and the major characteristics have been discussed in Chapter II, while the minor specialties of the god are dealt with in the following Chapter. At the end, I have drawn the conclusion that, in the medieval Indian works, there is the amalgamation of human behaviours with divine manners in Siva thus establishing the truth that God enchained is man and man unchained is God.

For my success in writing out this book, I have to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to Dr. D. C. Sircar, M.A., Ph.D., F.A.S., F.R.A.S., F.R.N.S., Ex-Carmichael Professor and Head of the Department of Ancient Indian History & Culture, Calcutta University under whom I worked for my doctoral degree. I can never be sufficiently grateful for the patience and thoroughness with which he went through the entire thesis and for his many valuable suggestions. Without his able guidance and ungrudging help, it would not have been possible for me to complete the work. I also thank Shri A, K. Bhattacharyya, M.A., P.R.S., F.M.A., Director, Indian Museum, Calcutta, who allowed me to use photographs of some interesting objects in the Indian Museum Collection. I am thankful to Shri Shankar Bhattacharyya, Proprietor, Punthi Pustak, Calcutta, who kindly took an interest in the work and offered to publish it. Last, but far from the least, I have to thank Shri Gauri Shankar Chatterji, who ably typed out the pages of the mss. within a short time and Shri Santosh Bhattacharyya, Proprietor, Sri Ramkrishna Printing Works, Calcutta, for his promptness in printing the book and in accomodating me in all matters of printing difficulties.

A work of this kind is obviously based on the researches of scholars of Indology including literature, both Indian and foreign. For the merit of the book I am indebted to them all and for the errors, I myself shoulder the responsibility.

Contents

Page
Chapter I
Introduction1
Chapter II: Major Aspects
Ascetic and Beggar43
Householder80
Peasant109
Warrior120
Chapter III: Minor Aspects
Hemp-smoker139
Dicer149
Patron of Art153
Lascivious in Character162
Associated with Mountains172
Associated with Serpent177
Associated with Bull182
Performer of Miracles187
Conclusion193
Bibliography195
Plates213
Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Siva in Medieval Indian Literature (A Rare Book) (Hindu | Books)

Medieval Indian Literature - An Anthology (Set of 4 Volumes)
by K. Ayyappa Paniker
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Item Code: NAH900
$95.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sanskrit Education and Literature in Ancient and Medieval Tamil Nadu (An Epigraphical Study)
Deal 20% Off
by Chithra Madhavan
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF039
$29.00$23.20
You save: $5.80 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Essays in Medieval Indian Economic History
by Satish Chandra
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Primus Books, Delhi
Item Code: NAL359
$36.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Textbook of Medieval Indian History
Deal 20% Off
by Sailendra Nath Sen
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Primus Books, Delhi
Item Code: NAM027
$29.00$23.20
You save: $5.80 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A History of Indian Literature: 500-1399 (From the Courtly to the Popular)
by Sisir Kumar Das
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Item Code: IDG321
$33.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Concept of Indian Literature
Item Code: ILL11
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature (Set of Six Big Volumes)
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Item Code: NAB734
$375.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Lalitambika in Indian Art, Literature & Thought
by C.V Rangaswami
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Sharada Publishing House
Item Code: NAK713
$95.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Fantastic! Thank You for amazing service and fast replies!
Sonia, Sweden
I’ve started receiving many of the books I’ve ordered and every single one of them (thus far) has been fantastic - both the books themselves, and the execution of the shipping. Safe to say I’ll be ordering many more books from your website :)
Hithesh, USA
I have received the book Evolution II.  Thank you so much for all of your assistance in making this book available to me.  You have been so helpful and kind.
Colleen, USA
Thanks Exotic India, I just received a set of two volume books: Brahmasutra Catuhsutri Sankara Bhasyam
I Gede Tunas
You guys are beyond amazing. The books you provide not many places have and I for one am so thankful to have found you.
Lulian, UK
This is my first purchase from Exotic India and its really good to have such store with online buying option. Thanks, looking ahead to purchase many more such exotic product from you.
Probir, UAE
I received the kaftan today via FedEx. Your care in sending the order, packaging and methods, are exquisite. You have dressed my body in comfort and fashion for my constrained quarantine in the several kaftans ordered in the last 6 months. And I gifted my sister with one of the orders. So pleased to have made a connection with you.
EB Cuya FIGG, USA
Thank you for your wonderful service and amazing book selection. We are long time customers and have never been disappointed by your great store. Thank you and we will continue to shop at your store
Michael, USA
I am extremely happy with the two I have already received!
Robert, UK
I have just received the top and it is beautiful 
Parvathi, Malaysia
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India