Lives of Great Religious Books: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography

Editor/Author White, David Gordon
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-69-114377-4
Category: Religion & Theology
Image Count: 2
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Tracing the remarkable trajectory of this enigmatic work, Whites exhaustively researched book also demonstrates why the yoga of Indias past bears little resemblance to the yoga practiced today.

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Table of Contents

  • DRAMATIS PERSONAE
  • PREFACE
  • CHAPTER 1 Reading the Yoga Sutra in the Twenty-First Century: Modern Challenges, Ancient Strategies
  • CHAPTER 2 Patanjali, the Yoga Sutra, and Indian Philosophy
  • CHAPTER 3 Henry Thomas Colebrooke and the Western “Discovery” of the Yoga Sutra
  • CHAPTER 4 Yoga Sutra Agonistes: Hegel and the German Romantics
  • CHAPTER 5 Rajendralal Mitra: India's Forgotten Pioneer of Yoga Sutra Scholarship
  • CHAPTER 6 The Yoga of the Magnetosphere: The Yoga Sutra and the Theosophical Society
  • CHAPTER 7 Swami Vivekananda and the Mainstreaming of the Yoga Sutra
  • CHAPTER 8 The Yoga Sutra in the Muslim World
  • CHAPTER 9 The Yoga Sutra Becomes a Classic
  • CHAPTER 10 Ishvara
  • CHAPTER 11 Journeys East, Journeys West: The Yoga Sutra in the Early Twentieth Century
  • CHAPTER 12 The Strange Case of T. M. Krishnamacharya
  • CHAPTER 13 Yoga Sutra 2.0
  • SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY