The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography

Valutazione media 4,15
( su 47 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780691143774: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography

Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten in India for hundreds of years and maligned when it was first discovered in the West, the Yoga Sutra has been elevated to its present iconic status--and translated into more than forty languages--only in the course of the past forty years. White retraces the strange and circuitous journey of this confounding work from its ancient origins down through its heyday in the seventh through eleventh centuries, its gradual fall into obscurity, and its modern resurgence since the nineteenth century. First introduced to the West by the British Orientalist Henry Thomas Colebrooke, the Yoga Sutra was revived largely in Europe and America, and predominantly in English. White brings to life the improbable cast of characters whose interpretations--and misappropriations--of the Yoga Sutra led to its revered place in popular culture today. Tracing the remarkable trajectory of this enigmatic work, White's exhaustively researched book also demonstrates why the yoga of India's past bears little resemblance to the yoga practiced today.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:

"White's book, a contribution to Princeton's Lives of Great Religious Books series, delves into the short collection of verses that many contemporary practitioners believe--erroneously--to be the original, definitive guide to ancient yoga philosophy. A scholar of comparative religions, White conducted sharp and deep research to tell the story of the rise, fall, and modern-day resurgence of the 195 verses attributed to the author/compiler Patanjali, who lived in either the first century BCE or the fourth century CE." --Publishers Weekly

"White's scholarly read is a fascinating presentation of the rise, fall, and rediscovery of the Yoga Sutra. . . . It will appeal to those looking to expand their knowledge. Concise, yet showing fresh research, this book is well suited for academic and comprehensive yoga collections." --Ajoke Kokodoko, Library Journal

"Engaging, challenging, myth-busting, and completely au courant, weaving into the debates on cultural appropriation, colonization, and the reinvention of yoga and South Asian spiritual practice in the postmodern west." --Sean Feit, Nadalila.org

"A wildly entertaining tour-de-force of deconstructive research." --Matthew Remski, Reality Sandwich

"A lively account of this sutra's unlikely history and how it has variously been interpreted, reinterpreted, ignored, and hailed. The colorful characters on these pages include Vivekananda and Krishnamacharya, two giants in modern yoga, as well as literary figures such as T.S. Eliot. There is also Alberuni, a Muslim scientist and scholar who translated a commentary on the Yoga Sutra a thousand years ago, and the outrageous Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, who fused the principles of the Yoga Sutra with Western ideas of the occult." --Shambhala Sun

" The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali undertakes an exhaustive, scholarly history of the titular work of ancient Indian philosophy, lightened by author David Gordon White's provocative wit. . . . White's in-depth examination demonstrates how scriptural exegesis often reveals as much about the worldview and priorities of its authors as it does the wisdom of the works they interpret." --Max Zahn, Tricycle

"White brings to life the improbable cast of characters whose interpretations--and misappropriations--of the Yoga Sutra led to its revered place in popular culture today. Tracing the remarkable trajectory of this enigmatic work, White's exhaustively researched book also demonstrates why the yoga of India's past bears little resemblance to the yoga practiced today." --RSR, Buddhism Now

"[L]ucidly written." --Vithal C. Nadkarni, Economic Times

L'autore:

David Gordon White is the J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include "Yoga in Practice" (Princeton) and "Sinister Yogis".

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

David Gordon White
Editore: Princeton University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0691143773 ISBN 13: 9780691143774
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2014. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780691143774

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,24
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,69
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

White, David Gordon
ISBN 10: 0691143773 ISBN 13: 9780691143774
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: > 20
Da
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 7397632

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,40
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,69
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

David Gordon White
Editore: Princeton University Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0691143773 ISBN 13: 9780691143774
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 114 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali s Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten in India for hundreds of years and maligned when it was first discovered in the West, the Yoga Sutra has been elevated to its present iconic status--and translated into more than forty languages--only in the course of the past forty years. White retraces the strange and circuitous journey of this confounding work from its ancient origins down through its heyday in the seventh through eleventh centuries, its gradual fall into obscurity, and its modern resurgence since the nineteenth century. First introduced to the West by the British Orientalist Henry Thomas Colebrooke, the Yoga Sutra was revived largely in Europe and America, and predominantly in English. White brings to life the improbable cast of characters whose interpretations--and misappropriations--of the Yoga Sutra led to its revered place in popular culture today. Tracing the remarkable trajectory of this enigmatic work, White s exhaustively researched book also demonstrates why the yoga of India s past bears little resemblance to the yoga practiced today. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780691143774

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 18,23
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

David Gordon White
Editore: Princeton University Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0691143773 ISBN 13: 9780691143774
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 114 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali s Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten in India for hundreds of years and maligned when it was first discovered in the West, the Yoga Sutra has been elevated to its present iconic status--and translated into more than forty languages--only in the course of the past forty years. White retraces the strange and circuitous journey of this confounding work from its ancient origins down through its heyday in the seventh through eleventh centuries, its gradual fall into obscurity, and its modern resurgence since the nineteenth century. First introduced to the West by the British Orientalist Henry Thomas Colebrooke, the Yoga Sutra was revived largely in Europe and America, and predominantly in English. White brings to life the improbable cast of characters whose interpretations--and misappropriations--of the Yoga Sutra led to its revered place in popular culture today. Tracing the remarkable trajectory of this enigmatic work, White s exhaustively researched book also demonstrates why the yoga of India s past bears little resemblance to the yoga practiced today. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780691143774

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 18,27
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

White, David Gordon
Editore: Princeton University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0691143773 ISBN 13: 9780691143774
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 20
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 0691143773

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,05
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,77
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

White, David Gordon
Editore: Princeton University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0691143773 ISBN 13: 9780691143774
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 3
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2014. Condizione libro: New. Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. This title demonstrates both of the assumptions are incorrect. Series: Lives of Great Religious Books. Num Pages: 296 pages, 1 table. BIC Classification: HPDF; HRAX; HRGS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 121 x 201 x 27. Weight in Grams: 366. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780691143774

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,92
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

David Gordon White
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691143773 ISBN 13: 9780691143774
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 5
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The "Yoga Sutra of Patanjali": A Biography, David Gordon White, Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten in India for hundreds of years and maligned when it was first discovered in the West, the Yoga Sutra has been elevated to its present iconic status--and translated into more than forty languages--only in the course of the past forty years. White retraces the strange and circuitous journey of this confounding work from its ancient origins down through its heyday in the seventh through eleventh centuries, its gradual fall into obscurity, and its modern resurgence since the nineteenth century. First introduced to the West by the British Orientalist Henry Thomas Colebrooke, the Yoga Sutra was revived largely in Europe and America, and predominantly in English. White brings to life the improbable cast of characters whose interpretations--and misappropriations--of the Yoga Sutra led to its revered place in popular culture today. Tracing the remarkable trajectory of this enigmatic work, White's exhaustively researched book also demonstrates why the yoga of India's past bears little resemblance to the yoga practiced today. Codice libro della libreria B9780691143774

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,25
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,86
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

David Gordon White
ISBN 10: 0691143773 ISBN 13: 9780691143774
Nuovi Quantità: 3
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97806911437740000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 21,12
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

White, David Gordon
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691143773 ISBN 13: 9780691143774
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 3
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Condizione libro: New. Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. This title demonstrates both of the assumptions are incorrect. Series: Lives of Great Religious Books. Num Pages: 296 pages, 1 table. BIC Classification: HPDF; HRAX; HRGS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 121 x 201 x 27. Weight in Grams: 366. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780691143774

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 21,71
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

White, David Gordon
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691143773 ISBN 13: 9780691143774
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0691143773. Codice libro della libreria Z0691143773ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 22,50
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro