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Published: 16 March 1995

248 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195091021

Bookseller Code (04)


The Gods at Play

Līlā in South Asia

Edited by William S. Sax

This is a collection of mostly unpublished essays on "lila"-- a Hindu concept meaning "divine play" that is at once a theological, dramaturgical, and aesthetic category. Although lila is an important component in South Asian cultural history, it has received little scholarly attention until now, and this volume will be the first to offer a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination.

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