The Resource The "Yoga Sutra of Patanjali" : A Biography, David Gordon White

The "Yoga Sutra of Patanjali" : A Biography, David Gordon White

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The "Yoga Sutra of Patanjali" : A Biography
Title
The "Yoga Sutra of Patanjali"
Title remainder
A Biography
Statement of responsibility
David Gordon White
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Author
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten in India for hundreds of years and maligned when it was first discovered in the West, the Yoga Sutra has been elevated to its present iconic status—and translated into more than forty languages—only in the course of the past forty years.White retraces the strange and circuitous journey of this confounding work from its ancient origins down through its heyday in the seventh through eleventh centuries, its gradual fall into obscurity, and its modern resurgence since the nineteenth century. First introduced to the West by the British Orientalist Henry Thomas Colebrooke, the Yoga Sutra was revived largely in Europe and America, and predominantly in English. White brings to life the improbable cast of characters whose interpretations—and misappropriations—of the Yoga Sutra led to its revered place in popular culture today. Tracing the remarkable trajectory of this enigmatic work, White’s exhaustively researched book also demonstrates why the yoga of India’s past bears little resemblance to the yoga practiced today
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David Gordon White is the J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include Yoga in Practice (Princeton) and Sinister Yogis.
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IN-ChSCO
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White, David Gordon
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other
LC call number
B132.Y6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
Lives of Great Religious Books
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  • Hinduism
  • Patanjali.
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Yoga
  • Hinduism
  • Philosophie
  • Religion, Jewish Studies, Theology
  • Religion
Target audience
specialized
Label
The "Yoga Sutra of Patanjali" : A Biography, David Gordon White
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
  • Index
  • 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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(296 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850051
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400850051
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459810
  • (OCoLC)984545572
  • (DE-B1597)9781400850051
Label
The "Yoga Sutra of Patanjali" : A Biography, David Gordon White
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
  • Index
  • 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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(296 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850051
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400850051
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459810
  • (OCoLC)984545572
  • (DE-B1597)9781400850051

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