Siva s Warriors

VELCHERU NARAYANA RAO GENE. H. ROGHAIR Siva's Warriors The Basava
Purana of Palkuriki Somanatha PRINCETON LEGACY LIBRARY Śiva's Warriors
Princeton Library of Asian Translations ŠIVAS WARRIORS The. Cover.

Siva s Warriors

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Here is the first translation into English of the Basava Purana, a fascinating collection of tales that sums up and characterizes one of the most important and most radical religious groups of South India. The ideas of the Virasaivas, or militant Saivas, are represented in those tales by an intriguing mix of outrageous excess and traditional conservatism. Written in Telugu in the thirteenth century, the Basava Purana is an anthology of legends of Virasaivas saints and a hagiography of Basavesvara, the twelfth-century Virasaiva leader. This translation makes accessible a completely new perspective on this significant religious group. Although Telugu is one of the major cultural traditions of India, with a classical literature reaching back to the eleventh century, until now there has been no translation or exposition of any of the Telugu Virasaiva works in English. The introduction orients the reader to the text and helps in an understanding of the poet's point of view. The author of the Basava Purana, Palkuriki Somanatha, is revered as a saint by Virasaivas in Andhra and Karnataka. His books are regarded as sacred texts, and he is also considered to be a major poet in Telugu and Kannada. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Warriors Martyrs and Dervishes

cities—among them Sivas, Tokat, and Amasya—and the appropriation and
adaption of existing Byzantine monuments. According to Ethel Sara Wolper, the
Danishmendids occupied the citadels and converted major churches into
mosques or ...

Warriors  Martyrs  and Dervishes

Author: Buket Kitapçı Bayrı

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900441584X

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Warriors, Martyrs, and Dervishes: Moving Frontiers, Shifting Identities in the Land of Rome (13th-15th Centuries) focuses on the perceptions of geopolitical and cultural change on Byzantine territories between thirteenth and fifteenth centuries through intersecting stories on Turkish Muslim warriors, dervishes, and Byzantine martyrs.

Martyrdom Self Sacrifice and Self Immolation

Sivas Warriors: The Basava Purama of Palkuriki Somnatha. Princeton UP, 1990.
Sen, Makhan Lal, translator and editor. The Ramayana of Valmiki. Munshiram
Manoharlal, 1976. Shamasastry, R., translator and editor. Arthasastra of Kautilya.

Martyrdom  Self Sacrifice  and Self Immolation

Author: Margo Kitts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190656484

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Death is an element at the center of all religious imagination. Analysts from Freud to Agamben have pondered religion's fascination with death, and religious art is saturated with images of suffering unto death. As this volume shows, religious fascination with death extends to the notion ofelective death, its circumstances, the virtue of those who perform it, and how best to commemorate it.The essays in Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation address the legendary foundations for those elective deaths which can be categorized as religiously sanctioned suicides. Broadly condemned as cowardice across the world's moral codes, suicide under certain circumstances - such asmartyrdom, self-sacrifice, or self-immolation - carries a dynamic importance in religious legends, some tragic and others uplifting. Believers respond to such legends presumably because choosing death is seen as heroic and redemptive for the individuals who die, for their communities, or forhumanity. Envisioning suicide as virtuous clashes with popular conceptions of suicide as weak, immoral, and even criminal, but that is precisely the point. This volume offers analyses from renowned scholars with the literary tools and historical insights to investigate the delicate issue ofreligiously sanctioned elective death.

Under the Moons of Mars

Sivas chuckled again. “You do not know your own strength,” he said. “Come,
these men will help you out of these narrow quarters.” The warriors took their
hands from their swords and instead each gripped Jalvar by the upper arm. It
proved ...

Under the Moons of Mars

Author: John Joseph Adams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442420316

Page: 368

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This collection of all-new John Carter of Mars stories contains “plenty of sword work and old-style action-adventure” (Kirkus Reviews). Ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs published A Princess of Mars in 1912, fans of all ages have marveled at the adventures of John Carter, an Earthman who suddenly finds himself in a strange new world. A century later, readers can enjoy this compilation of brand-new stories starring John Carter of Mars. Collected by veteran editor John Joseph Adams, this anthology features a foreword by Tamora Pierce and stories and original art from titans of literature and illustration such as Peter S. Beagle, Garth Nix, Charles Vess, and many more, plus a glossary of Mars by Richard A. Lupoff. This book has not been prepared, approved, licensed, or authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. or any other entity associated with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate.

Faithful Warriors

It was here that social events such as dances ( sivas ) were held . Pigpens ,
chicken enclosures and vegetable patches were often located behind the fales .
Coconut and breadfruit trees , which the children climbed , grew in profusion ...

Faithful Warriors

Author: Dean Ladd

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Human interest account by Lt. Col. Ladd, a retired Marine infantry officer who saw extensive combat in the Pacific with the 2nd Marine Division at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan & Tinian. His story is unique in that he thoroughly retraced all his unit's campaign areas during two trips. The second time he again led some of his old platoon for a sentimental two weeks while they reverted to their youth, reliving foxhole buddy days of adventure, humor & sadness. He met island natives of his generation & Japanese veterans also revisiting the sites. A different perspective developed from these contacts, subsequent correspondence & a follow-up trip to Japan. This labor of love culminates ten years of travel, interviews & extensive research. "By far the most lucid & moving account of the Battle of Tarawa that I have read since Robert Sherrod's first person depiction written many years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed the book & hope many of our younger Marines are reading it as well," LGEN William Keys, USMC (RET.), former 2nd Division Commander. "I've learned more about the Gaudalcanal & Tarawa campaigns from FAITHFUL WARRIORS than many of the other books I've read combined," Milas Hinshaw Productions, Television & Motion Pictures. Order from Ladd Communications, 1027 E. 57th Ave., Spokane WA 99223. Phone 509-488-0916.

The Warrior Diplomats

An American newspaperman , Louis E . Browne , representing the Chicago Daily
News , personally observed the proceedings of the Sivas Cogress and
conducted a number of interviews with Mustafa Kemal . Yet , at the time his
reports did not ...

The Warrior Diplomats

Author: Metin Tamkoc

Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press

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Basava Journal

Sivas Warriors- The Basava Puranamu of Palkuriki Somanadha translated by
Velcheru Narayan Rao into English , Published by Princeton Library of Asian
Translations , pages 17-20 Lingayats Bibliography - S.R.Gunjal ( 1989 ) , Pages
94-96 ...

Basava Journal

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The Student s Manual of Modern History etc

He was as indefatigable a student as he was a warrior . His published works ...
Before he could reach the scene of action , Sivas ( the ancient Sebaste ) had
fallen , and the bravest warriors of the garrison had been buried alive by the
ferocious ...

The Student s Manual of Modern History  etc

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Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology

... witnessed by St. Basil happened at a place called Lalé Bély , between
Caesarea and Sivas . The invisible warrior , who delivered Caesarea , was St.
Mercurius , a martyr of the preceding century . Proof positive of this was afforded
by the fact ...

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Turkey

The defenders of Sivas saw their town and ramparts thus swallowed up by the
earth before their eyes , and implored in despair the mercy of the conqueror .
Never had Timur shown himself so merciless . Four thousand Christian warriors
from ...

Turkey

Author: Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy

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The Past as Resource in the Turkic Speaking World

On the other hand , in the aftermath of Sivas , the remainder of the Alevi left tried
to mobilize the Alevi movement to further ... my comment that they looked like
Iranian holy warriors did not irritate the young people at all : ' If need be , we will
fight ...

The Past as Resource in the Turkic Speaking World

Author: Ildikó Bellér-Hann

Publisher: Ergon Verlag

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Die Reihe Istanbuler Texte und Studien (ITS) ist eine Buchreihe des Orient-Instituts Istanbul. Das Institut ist ein turkologisches und regional-wissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut im Verbund der Max Weber Stiftung. In enger Kooperation mit turkischen und internationalen Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern widmet es sich einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Forschungsgebiete. Ausserdem ist das Orient-Institut Istanbul aktiv auf dem Gebiet des wissenschaftlichen Austausches zwischen Deutschland und der Turkei. Der 8. Band dieser Reihe beinhaltet: "The Past as Resource in the Turkic Speaking World".

The History of Nations

The defenders of Sivas saw their town and ramparts thus swallowed up by the
earth before their eyes , and implored in despair the mercy of the conqueror .
Never had Timur shown himself so merciless . Four thousand Christian warriors
from ...

The History of Nations

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India in the Vedic Age

In the ranks of the Druhyu and Anu kings alone twelve thousand warriors were
killed . This battle is a landmark in Vedic history , and must have taken place 51 .
The Śivas have nothing to do with Śivis who were . navas . The ægveda
mentions ...

India in the Vedic Age

Author: Purushottam Lal Bhargava

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Dr. Bhargava S Book Opens A Fascinating Panorama Of Life In Vedic India, Highlighting In Particular, Its Powerful Dynastic Families, Its Rsis, Society, Economic Conditions, Political Set-Up, Religion, Philosophy And Literature. The Book Includes A Vivid Description Of The Aryan Homeland, Its Geography, Flora And Fauna And A Lot Else.