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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. 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. Eck DL. Darsan, Seeing the Divine Image in India. Columbia Unversity Press, Third Edition.;

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Arundel Books of Seattle Published: Although, it mainly highlights different acts of worship pujait is not a complete introduction to Hinduism and doesn’t address a lot of issues. While useful as an academic book, this book is well suited to a non-academic audience.

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Darsan by Eck, Diana L

I’m pursuing two majors — art history and comparative religion — so this book addressed both loves for me. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. No eBook available Amazon. I didn’t like this book as much as I thought I would.

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Even those with some familiarity will benefit from how Eck treats how seeing in understood in a religious context in Hinduism. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When Hindus go to temple, their eyes meet the powerful, eternal gaze of the eyes of God. This short book is a darsan in itself – a way of seeing into the rich highly textured religious tapestry of India that enlarges the reader’s perspective and appreciation. 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.


Darsan By Eck, Diana L. I was raised protestant and so the idea of divine images and relics was very foreign to me and this gave to a better understanding and its importance.

Eck Snippet view – Name marked out on the first page in the book. What do Hindus see in the images of the gods? I had to read it for a class, and it goes by quickly, which makes it all the better.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The controversial but authentic debates for the supremacy of women included in the book are bound to be of interest to the readers.

Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. I thought it did fairly well as an introduction to Hinduism. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Darsan offers numerous insights into the parallels between Hindu and Christian theologies, providing another useful source for thinking about the relationship between Hindu and Christian theologies.

It’s a complex topic that I’ve had trouble understanding in other texts, and while I wouldn’t say that I understood everything in this one, the fact that I got most of it really speaks to its quality. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request.

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Eck presents a concise and well written thesis about the practice of Hinduism. Sep 11, Dani added it. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. Ex-library with the usual stamps.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 07, Aaron rated it it was amazing. Fine as New in Wraps. Sep 26, John Nuhn rated it it was amazing. Probably the first book I would recommend as an introduction to Hinduism as it is actually practiced and understood by Hindus. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Oct 10, Chantal rated it liked it. While Christians certainly affirm the use of icons and aniconic symbols, even in the Eastern Orthodox tradition where us of icons is more prevalent an image is not viewed as partaking in the essence of that which it represents, but rather pointing toward the reality beyond that image.


I felt that there is no singular pattern I could follow along with and the book is filled with Hindu culture specific jargon which while explained in footnotes that may be more off-putting for some re This book was OK. Sometimes the author seems to push reality ever so slightly to make her point, but overall it’s very informative and easy to read.

Jan 27, Faaiz rated it liked it Shelves: Seeing the Divine Image in India. This is also a book about the divine image in the Hindu tradition.

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In the Hindu view, not only must the gods keep their eyes open, but so must we, in order to make contact with them, to reap their blessings, and to know their secrets.

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