Call for Papers: _International Journal of Hindu Studies_

Mittal Sushil mittals at MAGELLAN.UMONTREAL.CA
Fri Feb 20 14:33:50 UTC 1998


                           About the Journal

The aim of the _International Journal of Hindu Studies_ is to examine
Hinduism centrally and in a special way. It wishes to consider Hinduism
analytically and comparatively as a "form of life" as clarified by its
contrasts and similarities to other historical and present day forms. This
is to say that we will be less concerned with the intrinsic forms of
Hinduism and its history, as illuminated by philological and descriptive
studies.  Rather, our focus will be, on the one hand, on Hinduism's
adaptations to a wide range of historical circumstances and ecological,
economic, and political possibilities and, on the other, on the Hindu
forms that work "on the ground" in particular places and times to generate
special kinds of social, cultural, and psychological order and problems.
        We consider this to be necessarily a comparative exploration and
welcome (and need) contributions from scholars in other fields who wish to
bring their own studies of religion, world views, theories of modernity
and pre-modernity, social organization and social control, and so on, into
dialogue with Hindu studies. We equally encourage South Asia scholars to
explore such perspectives in their own work.
        We wish to explore whether it may be productive to ask--in
addition to the descriptive "_What_ is Hinduism?"--the theoretical
question (or questions, for we expect there is a large and productive set
of answers) "_Why_ is Hinduism the way it is?"
        The Journal, therefore, invites submissions of a comparative or
theoretical nature in all fields of the social sciences and humanities in
the hope of furthering a dialogue that centers on one of the great human
creations, Hinduism, which differs in so many respects from the religions
and societies that have informed much of classical Western thought.
        Articles falling within the broad and deliberately somewhat vague
boundaries we envisage will be chosen on the basis of the quality,
importance and general interest of the research, the force of theoretical
argument, and felicity of expression. Three copies of the paper should be
submitted. All submissions will be peer reviewed.
        Completed manuscripts, inquiries about material for possible
publication, and correspondence to the editor should be sent to the
Journal's editorial office: Sushil Mittal, Editor, _International Journal
of Hindu Studies_, International Institute of India Studies, 1270 St-Jean,
St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada J2S 8M2. Tel (514) 771-0213, Fax (514)
771-2776, Email <mittals at>.
        Books for review and correspondence concerning reviews should be
sent to: Carl Olson, Review Editor, _International Journal of Hindu
Studies_, Department of Religious Studies, Allegheny College, Meadville,
Pennsylvania 16335-3902, USA. Tel (814) 332-3313, Fax (814)  333-8180,
Email <colson at>
        _International Journal of Hindu Studies_ (ISSN 1022-4556) is
published three times a year in April, August, and December. Annual
subscription rates: Institutional: $150 (North America); $156 (Rest of
world). Individual: $60 (North America); $66 (Rest of world). Students:
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                     VOLUME 1, 1997  ~  656 pages

Number 3 (December):


Goddesses dancing in the city: Hinduism in an urban incarnation
        A review article  ~ 441-84
        Steven M. Parish, University of California, San Diego

Sacred Space and the city: Greece and Bhaktapur  ~ 485-499
        Michael H. Jameson, Stanford University

Macrocosm, mesocosm, and microcosm: The persistent nature of 'Hindu'
        beliefs and symbolical forms  ~ 501-39
        Michael Witzel, Harvard University

Does symbolism 'construct an urban mesocosm'? Robert Levy's _Mesocosm_
        and the question of value consensus in Bhaktapur  ~ 541-64
        David N. Gellner, Brunel University

Kingship and 'contra-priests'  ~ 565-80
        Declan Quigley, Queen's University of Belfast

Afterthoughts  ~ 581-95
        Robert I. Levy, Duke University


Number 2 (August):

When Rahu devours the moon: The myth of the birth of
        Krsna Caitanya  ~ 221-64
        Tony K. Stewart, North Carolina State University

The yogi and the Goddess  ~ 265-87
        Nicholas F. Gier, University of Idaho

Jaina ideology and early Mughal trade with Europeans  ~ 288-313
        Ellison Banks Findly, Trinity College

Ajatasattu and the future of psychoanalytic anthropology
        Part II of III: The imperative of the wish  ~ 314-36
        Dan W. Forsyth, University of Southern Colorado

What's a God? The quest for the right understanding of devata in
        Brahmanical ritual theory (mimamsa)  ~ 337-85
        Francis X. Clooney, Boston College

Radhakrishnan as advocate of the class/caste system as a universal
        religio-social system  ~ 386-400
        Robert N. Minor, University of Kansas

Scandals, cover-ups, and other imagined occurences in the life of
        Ramakrsna: An examination of Jeffrey Kripal's _Kali's
        child_  ~ 401-20
        Svami Atmajnanananda [birthname, Stuart Elkman], Ramakrsna Order


Number 1 (April):

The center and circumference of silence: Yoga, poststructuralism,
        and the rhetoric of paradox  ~ 3-18
        George Kalamaras, Indiana Univeristy-Purdue University

Imagining Ayodhya: Utopia and its shadows in a Hindu landscape  ~ 19-54
        Philip Lutgendorf, University of Iowa

The power of space in a traditional Hindu city  ~ 55-71
        Robert I. Levy, Duke University

Mountains of wisdom: On the interface between Siddha and Vidyadhara
        cults and the Siddha orders in Medieval India  ~ 73-95
        David Gordon White, University of California, Santa Barbara

Temple rites and temple servants: Religion's role in the survival of
        Kerala's Kutiyattam drama tradition  ~ 97-115
        Bruce M. Sullivan, Northern Arizona University

Bengali religious nationalism and communalism  ~ 117-39
        Peter Heehs, Aurobindo Ashram

Ajatasattu and the future of psychoanalytic anthropology
        Part I of III: The promise of a culture  ~ 141-64
        Dan W. Forsyth, University of Southern Colorado

Advaita Vedanta and typologies of multiplicity and unity: An
        interpretation of nondual knowledge  ~ 165-88
        Joseph Milne, University of Kent


                             JOURNAL HOMEPAGE

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information for prospective contributors, reviewers, subscribers, and
advertisers.  Also includes contents, abstracts, and information about
authors for each issue as published, and plans for upcoming issues.


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