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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Seeing the Divine Image in India. A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Common dianaa and phrases abode ancient aniconic aniconic image Arnheim artist ascetic auspicious avatara Banaras Banerjea Bhagavad bhakti Brahman called century Charlotte Vaudeville cosmos cult culture daitas darsan deities Delhi Devi devotion Diana L divine image Durga E.

Feb 07, Aaron rated it it was amazing. It read kind of like a textbook for duana. This short book 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.

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Xandra rated it liked it Aug 30, Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: Eck relies heavily on drawing parallels and distinctions between the two traditions. Darsam had to read it for a class, and it goes by quickly, which makes it all the better.


This was a nice surprise for me because it focused siana much on the use of images in Hinduism and the power of looking, both of looking at something and even of being looked at. To ask other readers questions about Darsanplease sign up.

Sep 22, Jingjing Fan rated it liked it Shelves: No darrsan available Amazon. Books by Diana L. My favorite quote from it: This book was OK. Darsan is one of the best books that I have ever read. Eck Motilal Banarsidass Publishe- pages 0 Reviews https: Eck presents a concise carsan well written thesis about the practice of Hinduism. Adrsan highlights how important visuals are in Hindu culture along with emphasizing how the worship of these images transcend exclusively visual boundaries in the mind of a Hindu worshipper.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sep 26, John Nuhn rated it it was amazing. Contents B The Visible India. Jul 29, Rose Be added it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

Occasionally perhaps errs on the side of being too simplistic, or too wow-what-a-neat-foreign-religion-this-is. Jul 18, Patrick rated it it was amazing. This book will definitely go in my reference pile as a great example of not only how to understand religious art and architecture in India, but also how to experience it best.


Various Hindu images, what they mean, what roles they play in Hindu worship. Account Options Sign in.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India by Diana L. Eck

The experience of dixna divine in India merges the three components of sight, performance, and sound. Very interesting and informative look at the religions of India. I didn’t like this book as much as I thought I would. A good introduction to Hinduism, or at least the notion of Darsan.

How are they treated in a ritual context? Oct 14, T. I picked it up to understand the evk behind my name that I share with the book’s title.

Eck No preview available – But what is does address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of and that makes it an interesting book. A must-read for people interested in Indian farsan or Indian art.

I’m pursuing two majors — art history and comparative religion — so this book addressed both loves for me.

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