Yoga : the art of transformation /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Diamond, Debra (Author)
Corporate Authors: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Freer Gallery of Art., Asian Art Museum of San Francisco., Cleveland Museum of Art.
Other Authors: Aitken, Molly Emma (Contributor)
Format: Book
Published: Washington, D.C. : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, [2013]
Table of Contents:
  • Essays : Yoga: the art of transformation / Debra Diamond
  • Yoga in transformation / David Gordon White
  • From guru to god: yogic prowess and places of practice in early-medieval India / Tamara I. Sears
  • Muslim interpreters of yoga / Carl W. Ernst
  • Yogis in Mughal India / James Mallinson
  • Yoga, bodybuilding, and wrestling: metaphysical fitness / Joseph S. Alter
  • Globalized modern yoga / Mark Singleton
  • Catalogue : Part 1. The path of yoga : Manifestations of Shiva ; Portraying the guru ; Yoginis ; Nath Siddhas ; Jain yoga: nonviolence for karmic purification ; Yoga and tapas: the Buddhists and Ajivikas ; Austerities ; Meditation ; Asana ; The cosmic body ; The subtle body ; The militant ascetic body ; Illusion and reality in the Yoga vasishta
  • Part 2. Landscapes of yoga : Ashram and math ; Pilgrimage ; The cremation ground
  • Part 3. Yoga in the Indian imagination, 16th-19th century : Yogis in the literary imagination ; Transcendence and desire in Ragamala paintings ; Mughal albums
  • Part 4. Yoga in the transnational imagination, 18th-20th century : Company paintings ; Colonial photography ; The bed of nails: the exotic across borders and media ; Fakirs, fakers, and magic
  • Part 5. Modern transformations : Vivekananda and rational spirituality ; Medical yoga ; Modern postural yoga
  • Exhibition checklist
  • Glossary.