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.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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.
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 ...
Author: Buket Kitapçı Bayrı
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.
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.
Author: Margo Kitts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
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
Author: John Joseph Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
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 ...
Author: Dean Ladd
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.