Selective bibliography on Bhakti

BIARDEAU, Madeleine
1994. Études de mythologie hindoue II. Bhakti et Avatāra. Pondichéry: École Française d'Extrême-Orient (Publications de l'École Française d'Extrême-Orient; 171).
2002. Le Mahābhārata. Un récit fondateur du brahmanisme et son interprétation. Paris: Éditions du Seuil.

CALLEWAERT, Winand M. & SHARMA, Swapna
2009. Dictionary of Bhakti: North-Indian Bhakti Texts into Khaṛī Bolī Hindī and English. New Delhi: D.K. Printworld.

1996. "From Devotion and Dissent to Dominance: The Bhakti of the Tamil Āḻvārs and Nāyanārs." In R. CHAMPAKALAKSHMI & S. GOPAL (ed.), Tradition, Dissent and Ideology: Essays in Honour of Romila Thapar. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
2006. "Bhakti and Tamil textual tradition." In Sudha GOPALAKRISHNAN (ed.), Tattvabhoda: Essays from the lecture series of the National Mission for Manuscripts. Volume I, pp. 81-106. New Delhi: National Mission for Manuscripts & Munshiram Manoharlal.

CUTLER, Norman
1985. "The Devotee's Experience of the sacred Tamil Hymns." History of Religions 24, pp. 91-112.
1987. Songs of Experience: The Poetics of Tamil Devotion. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press (Religion in Asia and Africa Series).
2003. "Tamil Hindu Literature." In Gavin FLOOD (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism, pp. 145-158. Oxford & Malden: Blackwell.

ECK, Diana L. & MALLISSON, Françoise (ed.)
1991. Devotion Divine: Bhakti Traditions from the Regions of India. Studies in Honour of Charlotte Vaudeville. Groningen: Egbert Forsten & Paris: EFEO (Groningen Oriental Studies; 8).

1987. Braj: Centre of Krishna Pilgrimage. Groningen: Egbert Forsten (Groningen Oriental Studies; 3).

ESNOUL, Anne-Marie
1956. "Le courant affectif dans le brâhmanisme ancien." Bulletin de l'École Française d'Extrême-Orient 48, pp. 141-207.

1954. "La dévotion vishnouite au pays tamoul." In Conferenze, Vol. 2, Roma: ISMEO. [Reprinted in FILLIOZAT 1974]
1962. "Les dates du Bhāgavatapurāṇa et du Bhāgavatamāhātmya." In Ernest BENDER (ed.), Indological Studies in Honor of W. Norman Brown, pp. 70-77. New Haven: American Oriental Society (American Oriental Series; 47). [Reprinted in FILLIOZAT 1974]
1974. Laghu-prabandhāḥ. Choix d'articles d'indologie. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

HARDY, Friedhelm H.
1977. "Ideology and Cultural Contexts of the Śrīvaiṣṇava Temple." Indian Economic and Social History Review 14, pp. 119-151.
1983. Viraha-Bhakti: The Early History of Krṣṇa Devotion in South India. Delhi: Oxford University Press.

HARA, Minoru
1964. "Note on two Sanskrit religious Terms: Bhakti and Śraddhā." Indo-Iranian Journal 7, pp. 124-145.

HART, George Luzerne
1979. "The Nature of Tamil Devotion." In M.M. DESHPANDE & P.E. HOOK (ed.), Aryan and non-Aryan in India. Ann Harbour: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan.

1983. Krishna, The Butter Thief. Princeton: Princeton University Press. [Indian edition, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989]
2005. Three Bhakti Voices: Mirabai, Surdas, and Kabir in their Time and ours. Delhi: Oxford University Press.
2010. "Seeing the Bhakti Movement, Archaeology and Text." In Himanshu Prabha RAY (ed.), The Temple in South Asia, pp. 232-267. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

HUDSON, D. Dennis
1994. "Vraja among the Tamils. A Study of Bhāgavatas in Early South India." Journal of Vaishnava Studies 3, pp. 113-140.
2008. The Body of God: An emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth-Century Kanchipuram. Ed. by Margaret H. CASE. New York: Oxford University Press.
2010. Krishna's Mandala: Bhagavata Religion and beyond. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

1996. "Early Cōḻa Kings and "Early Cōḻa Temples": Art and the Evolution of Kingship." Artibus Asiae 58, pp. 33-66.
1999. "Shiva Nataraja: Shifting Meanings of an Icon." The Art Bulletin 81, pp. 390-420.
2000. "The Problem of Portraiture in South India, circa 970-1000 A.D." Artibus Asiae 60, pp. 139-179.
2003, "A Man's World? Gender, Family and architectural Patronage, in Medieval India." Archives of Asian Art 53, pp. 26-52.

2004. "Bhakti." In Sushil MITTAL & Gene THURSBY (ed.), The Hindu world, pp. 185-209. New York & London: Routledge.

1994. "The Tamil Bhakti Movement I & II." In Foundations of South Indian Society and Culture, pp. 190-226. Delhi: Bharatiya Book Corporation.

1994. The vernacular Veda. Recitation, revelation, and ritual. Columbia [South Carolina]: University of South California Press.

PETERSON, Indira Viswanathan.
1982. "Singing of a Place. Pilgrimage as Metaphor and Motif in Tēvāram Songs of the Tamil Śaivite Saints." Journal of the American Oriental Society 102, pp. 69-90.
1983. "Lives of the wandering Singers: Pilgrimage and Poetry in Tamil Śaivite Hagiography." History of Religions 22, pp. 338-360.
1989. Poems to Śiva: The Hymns of the Tamil Saints. Princeton: Princeton University Press (Princeton Library of Asian Translations). [Indian ed., New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1991]

PRENTISS, Karen Pechilis.
1999. The Embodiment of Bhakti. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2002. "Joyous Encounters: Tamil Bhakti Poets and Images of the Divine." In Vidya DEHEJIA (ed.), The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India. New York: American Federation of Arts, in association with Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad.

1970. "Early Vaiṣṇava Bhakti and its autochthonous Heritage." History of Religions 10, pp. 32-48

SPENCER, Georges W.
1970. "The sacred Geography of the Tamil Shaivite Hymns." Numen 17, pp. 232-244.

2001. An Introduction to Religion and Philosophy - Tēvāram and Tivviyappirapantam. Chennai: International Institute of Indian Studies.

WILLIS, Michael D.
2009. The Archaeology of Hindu Ritual: Temples and the Establishment of the Gods. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press.

ZVELEBIL, Kamil Veith
1977. "The Beginnings of Bhakti in South India." Temenos 13, pp. 223-257.

24e Rendez-vous de l'histoire de Blois
Blois, France, 06 October 2021

Meet the Réseau des Écoles françaises à l'Étranger - ResEFE - at the 24th Rendez-vous de l'histoire in Blois during the Carte blanche for the ResEFE: "Les chercheurs sur leur terrain de travail : questions sociales et environnementales". October 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Chocolaterie site of the IUT - Amphi 1, Blois.
Christophe Pottier, for the EFEO, will present "Vivre et travailler dans les temples d'Angkor au XXe siècle".
The ResEFE will also be present at the Salon du livre, on the stand of the Librairie Jean de Léry (Stand N and N')
Annual Seminar of the EFE
Online, 28 September 2021
The Réseau des Écoles françaises à l'étranger - ResEFE - opens its online seminar "Les Écoles françaises à l’étranger et les musées : partenariats, réalisations communes et perspectives".

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Kyoto lectures
Kyoto, Japan - Online, 19 July 2021

As part of the Kyoto lectures, DAIMARU Ken (Paris University) presents: "Health and Modern Warfare. Locating Medical History in Japan's Long Nineteenth Century".

19 July, 6pm (Japan time) in hybrid format or only on the Zoom platform. The password for logging in will be posted on the Kyoto Center's blog and the ISEAS website on the 27th.

Légende : Portrait of an injured Japanese soldier at the Liaoyang Stage Hospital (March 1905), archives of the Academy of Medical Corps of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

Kyoto lectures
Kyoto, Japan, 18 June 2021
As part of  the Kyoto lectures, Brian Ruppert (Kanagawa University) presents: "Scriptures and Their Deployment: Great Notes (Maka shō), Raishin’s Notes (Raishin shō), and the Sacred Works (Shōgyō) of Early Medieval Japan".

Friday, June 18, at 6pm (Japan time).
XXXVIIIe Seoul Colloquium in Korea Studies
Seoul, Korea (Online), 10 June 2021
The XXXVIIIe Seoul Colloquium in Korea Studies, organized by the EFEO Center in Seoul, in collaboration with the Royal Asiatic Society, is led by Brother Anthony, Professor Emeritus of Sogang University and Full Professor at Dankook University, Seoul, on the theme: "Korean Poetry and Fiction in English Translation: A Personal Survey".

Thursday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. (Seoul time), online: register with the EFEO Center to receive the information needed to connect. READ MORE