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Dharma. by Alf Hiltebeitel [Book Review]

Brodbeck, Simon Pearse ORCID: 2011. Dharma. by Alf Hiltebeitel [Book Review]. Journal of Hindu Studies 4 (1) , pp. 101-103. 10.1093/jhs/hir003

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On the cover, along with the names of the book, author, and book series (‘Dimensions of Asian Spirituality’), are two pictures, on a matt grey-green background. In the upper picture is Yama Dharmarāja, lord of the passage through death, enthroned in his hall of audience. There is a gruesome attendant on one side, and a turbanned fellow seated on the other, reading aloud from an open book, and apparently presenting a handsome couple, in the foreground, to Yama. The lower picture is a strip of swirling blue, the postmortem River Vaitaraṇī, with people in it, and water-monsters. One woman has been grabbed by the ear. A woman in the centre is holding the tail of a cow, which seems to be paddling along happily, with a man’s head in front of it. Perhaps the man is leading the cow. Perhaps he is the tail-woman’s husband. Perhaps they are the couple in the upper picture.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 10:11

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