[INDOLOGY] New publication: Satsangijivanam
peter.schreiner at aoi.uzh.ch
Tue Feb 14 08:42:32 UTC 2017
I am happy to announce the publication of "The Satsangijivanam by
Śatananda : The life and teachings of Swaminarayan : An English summary
of contents with index", edited by Jaydev A. Jani and Peter Schreiner,
which is available as ebook and/or as paper copy (hardbound).
Swami Sahajānanda (1781-1830), the founder of the Swaminarayan Movement
let his immediate disciple Śatānanda write the Satsaṅgijīvanam in order
to guarantee that his teaching and influence continue to live among his
followers. The content of this extensive work, composed in metrical
Sanskrit, is here presented in an English summary, supplemented by an
index of names and motifs. The text describes the biography of Swami
Sahajānanda and is a revealing document for the religious situation of
Hinduism in the Gujarat of its period. As a Dharmashastra it prescribes
the customs to be observed during festivals and the norms and values to
be followed in private and public life, norms that should replace and
reform practices considered as improper (like animal sacrifice).
The book is available for free download as pdf-file from
A paper copy (hardbound, 612 p.) can be ordered for 44.90 Euros.
Along with the summary the digitized transliteration of the complete
Sanskrit text is made available in two formats (input format and
conventional text format) through the link on the CrossAsia-eBooks
repository for research data
The Sanskrit text is also deposited in the textarchive of the Institute
of Indology at Zürich where the Satsaṅgijīvanam project was carried out
by Prof. Jaydev A. Jani and myself.
Chemin de Boracles 94
Tel. +41-21-635 0365
mobile: +41-76-422 0365
email:peter.schreiner at aoi.uzh.ch
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