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Yoga : the art of transformation / Debra Diamond ; with contributions by Molly Emma Aitken [and others].

Author/creator Diamond, Debra
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoWashington, D.C. : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, ©2013.
Description328 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 32 cm
Other author/creatorAitken, Molly Emma.
Other author/creatorArthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Other author/creatorFreer Gallery of Art.
Other author/creatorAsian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Other author/creatorCleveland Museum of Art.
Contents Essays. Yoga: the art of transformation / Debra Diamond -- Yoga in transformation / David Gordon White -- From guru to god: yogic prowess and places of practice in early-medieval India / Tamara I. Sears -- Muslim interpreters of yoga / Carl W. Ernst -- Yogis in Mughal India / James Mallinson -- Yoga, bodybuilding, and wrestling: metaphysical fitness / Joseph S. Alter -- Globalized modern yoga / Mark Singleton --
Contents Catalogue. Pt. 1. The path of yoga. Manifestations of Shiva ; Portraying the guru ; Yoginis ; Nath Siddhas ; Jain yoga: nonviolence for karmic purification ; Yoga and tapas: the Buddhists and Ajivikas ; Austerities ; Meditation ; Asana ; The cosmic body ; The subtle body ; The militant ascetic body ; Illusion and reality in the Yoga vasishta -- Pt. 2. Landscapes of yoga. Ashram and math ; Pilgrimage ; The cremation ground -- Pt. 3. Yoga in the Indian imagination, 16th-19th century. Yogis in the literary imagination ; Transcendence and desire in Ragamala paintings ; Mughal albums -- Pt. 4. Yoga in the transnational imagination, 18th-20th century. Company paintings ; Colonial photography ; The bed of nails: the exotic across borders and media ; Fakirs, fakers, and magic -- Pt. 5. Modern transformations. Vivekananda and rational spirituality ; Medical yoga ; Modern postural yoga.
Local noteLittle-360109--305131066026X
General note"Published by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation, October 19, 2013-January 26, 2014. Organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the exhibition travels to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, February 22-May 18, 2014, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, June 22-September 7, 2014."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2013025537
ISBN9780934686266 (pbk.)
ISBN0934686262 (pbk.)
ISBN9781588344595 (hbk.)
ISBN1588344592 (hbk.)

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