Diana L. Eck, a professor of religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, wrote Darsan, Seeing the Divine. Image in India, to reveal the visuality of Hinduism. Darsan Seeing the Divine Image in India. By Diana L. Eck. A brief but poignant overview of the importance of this spiritual practice in India. Eck DL. Darsan, Seeing the Divine Image in India. Columbia Unversity Press, Third Edition.;
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Eck Snippet view – But what is does address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of and that makes it an interesting book. This book will definitely go in my reference pile as a great example of not only how to understand religious art and darsqn in India, but also how to experience it best.
I felt that there is no singular pattern I could follow along with and the book is filled with Hindu culture specific jargon which while explained in footnotes that may be more off-putting for some re This book was OK. Lists with This Book. A must-read for people interested in Indian culture or Indian art.
An extraordinary presentation of a complex topic in a clear and concise manner. Return to Book Page.
I was raised protestant and so the idea of divine images and relics was very foreign to me and this gave to a better understanding and its importance.
Daraan 23, Devon O’shaughnessy rated it really liked it Shelves: The experience of the divine in India merges the three components of sight, performance, and sound. Sometimes this is instructive, other times just irritating.
Selected pages Page Eck Motilal Banarsidass Publishe- pages 0 Reviews https: Also, now I just want to go to India. A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jun 01, John rated it it was amazing. This book, though focused primarily on a single important characteristic of Hinduism in practice is probably the best introduction ever written to what Hinduism, in practice is like for those who are unfamiliar with that religion.
Account Options Sign in. I would give this a pass. PaperbackThird97 pages.
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
May 07, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: Probably the first book I would recommend as an introduction to Hinduism as it is actually practiced and understood by Hindus. This is also a book about the divine image in the Hindu tradition. To ask other readers questions about Darsanplease sign up.
Overall, the writing was good too. Jun 09, Devi Bhakta rated it it was amazing.
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Darsann — Darsan by Diana L. Aug 10, Mireille dianz it it was ok. Xandra rated it liked it Aug 30, Jan 27, Faaiz rated it liked it Shelves: I’m pursuing two majors — art history and comparative religion — so this book addressed both loves for me. In my study of Hinduism I never understood the link between Indian metaphysics and daily worship – believing many teachers I had who argued that image worship was a kind of “contemplation for the common man.
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Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India by Diana L. Eck
Sometimes the author seems to push reality ever so slightly to make her point, but overall it’s very informative and easy to read. I thought it did fairly well as an introduction to Hinduism. This was a nice surprise for me because it focused so much on the use of images in Hinduism and the power of looking, both of looking at something and even of dardan looked at.
This short idana is a darsan in itself – a way of seein In my study of Hinduism I never understood the link between Indian metaphysics and daily worship – believing many teachers I had who argued that image worship was a kind of “contemplation for the common man.