Climbing Chamundi Hill

Climbing Chamundi Hill An American traveler in India chances upon an old storyteller who joins him on his pilgrimage to the top of a holy hill and along the way shares the authentic flavor of India through stories of court

  • Title: Climbing Chamundi Hill
  • Author: Ariel Glucklich
  • ISBN: 9780061446610
  • Page: 303
  • Format: ebook
  • An American traveler in India chances upon an old storyteller, who joins him on his pilgrimage to the top of a holy hill and along the way shares the authentic flavor of India through stories of courtesans and kings, holy men and thieves, talking animals, and mythical lands Many of them are translated here by Glucklich for the first time from the ancient Sanskrit.

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      Published :2019-04-23T10:33:57+00:00

    Ariel Glucklich

    Ariel Glucklich is a professor of religion at Georgetown University He specializes in Hinduism and in the psychology and biology of religion He is particularly interested in what motivates people to become and remain religious and the various ways that religion makes people self destruct Glucklich is the author of several books on Hinduism, including The End of Magic and Climbing Chamundi Hill, which was translated into many languages His most important book was Sacred Pain Oxford, 2001 , written to explain the voluntary use of pain in religious life Currently Glucklich is researching the likelihood that Iran and or Pakistan will use a nuclear weapon against Israel or India He is attempting to devise ways of thinking about undermining the culture of collective suicide that makes rogue states so dangerous November 3 is the due date for his latest book, Dying for Heaven, which explores this topic in detail Future projects include a close look at young religious prodigies and perhaps a project on the amazingly eventful annual International Bible Quiz held in Jerusalem.

    774 Comment

    • Many of the individual stories were amusing to read, but the book itself was ruined by the contrived story of the overly conflicted, spiritually empty Western protangonist and the trite Eastern mentor. I felt no sympathy for either of them. I'd have much rather come to my own conclusions about the stories, instead of having to read the bee-buzzing anger/wisdom pamphlet-style conversation between the main characters.

    • I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the many stories the librarian/guide told throughout the narrator's climb of Chamundi Hill. I plan on re-reading this book someday because it is rather like looking at a painting: the viewer/reader will bring one's own experiences to the understanding of it.

    • a good read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Prasad.bulusu Bulusu

      (Jul 17, 2019 - 10:33 AM)

      A bit confusing interpretations of Hindu philosophy and the stories narrated are sometimes bizarre ! However the book is an interesting interpretation by AtielGlucklich.

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