Divine Service and Performing Arts in India


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Divine Service and Performing Arts in India

Author Selina Thielemann
Order No. 51119
ISBN: 8176483338
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 142
Language: English

The present book consists of a number of essays related to the theme of music and the performing arts as part of the divine service in Indian religious traditions, with emphasis on devotional religion and specifically on devotional Vaisnavism. Besides providing some basic insights into the integration of the various performing traditions into the ritual schedule of the Vaisnava temples, the thematic focus is directed at the theoretical purport for the significance of music, dance and acting as liturgical tools outlined in Vaisnava theology, as well as at the spiritual weight of music in larger philosophical dimensions. Dance is treated separately in a single essay, again from the viewpoint of its historical and practical association with the traditions of temple art throughout India.

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