Di Castro & Templeman (eds), Asian Horizons (2015)

AsianHorizons1000519-3-2Angelo Andrea Di Castro and David Templeman (eds). Asian Horizons: Giuseppe Tucci’s Buddhist, Indian, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies. Serie Orientale Roma CVI / Monash Asia Series. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, April 2015. xxvi+613 pp. AUD$99. ISBN (pb): 978-1-922235-33-6; (epub): 978-1-922235-34-3.

Contributors …… vii

Preface …… xi

Introduction …… xix


Gustavo Benavides. Giuseppe Tucci, Anti-Orientalist …… 3

Francesco D’Arelli. A Glimpse of some Archives on Giuseppe Tucci’s Scientific Expeditions to Tibet: 1929–1939 …… 16

Ruth Gamble. The problem with folk: Giuseppe Tucci and the transformation of folksongs into scientific artefacts …… 45

Alex McKay. ‘A very useful lie’: Giuseppe Tucci, Tibet, and scholarship under dictatorship …… 68

Francesco Sferra. The ‘thought’ of Giuseppe Tucci …… 83

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Okita, ‘Purāṇic Vedānta’ (2010)

Kiyokazu Okita. Purāṇic Vedānta: On the Issue of Lineage in the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Sampradāya. PhD diss., Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford, 2010 (Supervisor: Gavin Flood). 543 pp.

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This thesis examines the issue of lineage in the Brahmā-Mādhva-Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava sampradāya. In the South Asian context, it is the idea of sampradāya or lineage which guarantees the authenticity and salvific efficacy of a religious community. […] The authority of a particular group is often based on a claim that the divine figure revealed the original teaching, and it has been transmitted generation after generation through the a succession of teachers and disciples. The idea of the four orthodox Vaiṣṇava sampradāyas, which correspond to four divine figures, became popular in medieval northern India
from around the 15th century CE. These divine figures were said to be Śrī, Brahmā, Rudra, and Sanatkumāra. […]
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