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.

CHAMPAKALAKSHMI, R.
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).

ENTWISTLE, Alan W.
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.

FILLIOZAT, Jean
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.

HAWLEY, John S.
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.

KAIMAL, Padma
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.

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

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

NARAYANAN, Vasudha
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.

SOLOMON, Ted J.
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.

VIJAYALAKSMI, R.
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.

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