hinduism film recommendations

tatiana.oranskaia tatiana.oranskaia at UNI-HAMBURG.DE
Tue Sep 18 07:10:09 UTC 2012

Dear colleagues,

sorry if the film "Vari - an Indian Pilgrimage" by the great  
ethnologist Guenther Sontheimer and Henning Stegmueller (1989  
http://www.onlinefilm.org/de_DE/film/51112) has already been mentioned  
during this exchange of information.
It is one of the most fascinating and moving - in the best sense of  
the word - documentaries I have ever seen.

Best wishes

Prof. Dr. Tatiana Oranskaia
Abteilung für Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets
Universität Hamburg
Alsterterrasse 1
20534 Hamburg

Tel.: 040 42838 3387/85
Fax: 040 42838 6944
tatiana.oranskaia at uni-hamburg.de

Zitat von Lance Nelson <lnelson at SANDIEGO.EDU>:

> Colleagues,
> One of my favorites, though now a tad dated, is the BBC film "The  
> Fourth Stage," which documents the deliberations of a retired Deccan  
> Herald editor as he tries to decide whether he should follow a  
> family tradition and take samnyasa in his old age.  Included is his  
> pilgrimage to Srngeri (where he has an interview the Sankaracarya)  
> and Banaras (where he observes a ritual initiation into samnyasa),  
> as well as a fascinating discussion with his family ("We're all  
> against your idea!).  Now available on DVD. See:
> http://www.southasia.wisc.edu/films/fourth.html
> Regards,
> Lance
> ______________________________
> Lance Nelson
> Theology & Religious Studies
> University of San Diego

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