Along with the Kubjikamata, the Manthanabhairavatantra is the most important and extensive Tantra dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Kubjika. Although originally an Indian Goddess, Kubjika is almost exclusively worshipped in the Kathmandu Valley, where her cult has been kept scrupulously secret by Newar initiates for centuries.
Almost all the manuscripts of her Tantras and related literature have been found there. Kubjika is a powerful development of Malini, the principal Goddess of the Trika Tantras and Kali of the Kashmiri Krama tradition.
Her cult belongs to a chain of early Kaula systems that culminate with that of the Goddess Tripura and so sheds considerable light on them. Kubjika’s unique historical importance is mirrored in the extraordinary richness of the inner, spiritual dimensions of her cult.
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I. Different Dimensions of Academic Dependency: 1.
Academic Dependency: Some Reflections/Muchkund Dubey. 2.
Intellectual and Structural Challenges to Academic Dependency/Syed Farid Alatas. 3.
Defining Archaeology in Ghana: A Historical Interpretation/Samuel Nilirmi Nkumbaan. 4.
The Institutions of Higher Education in Burundi and Rwanda: Facing the Challenges of Post-Conflict societies/Tharcisse Nsabimana. 5.
Malaise in Indian Academia/Hetukar Jha. 6.
Academic Dependency and sociological Theorizing in the Third World: A Case Study of Akiwowo’s Asuwada Theory of Sociation/Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale. II.
Mounting Challenges to Academic Dependency: 7. Local Scholars, Global Academy/Anjan Ghosh.
8. Social Science in Chile (1957-1973): A Laboratory for an Autonomous Process of Academia-building/Fernanda Beigel.
9. Anthropology at the University of the Philippines: Examining Institutional History and Academic Dependency in a south-East Asian University/Carlos P.
Evidence, Temporality, Analytical Frameworks: Categories, Writing Procedures and Academic Dependency/Mario Ruffer. 11.
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I. Historical developments: 1.
Distant beginnings: i. The EL Dorado of the Asian World.
ii. An eclectic approach to cultural borrowing.
iii. Early inscriptional evidence.
The rise and fall of Java's "classic age" civilization: i. The illustrious King Sanjaya.
ii. Lord of the Mountain.
iii. The Maharaja of Zabag.
A Buddhist foundation: i. The one thus come.
ii. Challenging the Hindu world-view.
iii. Enduring symbols of the Buddha's continuing presence.
II. Borobudur and its environs: 4.
The magic of location: i. In harmony with the local surroundings.
ii. The descent of the cosmic river.
iii. Local legends and indigenous practices.
5. An approach from the east: i.
The Bas-reliefs on the monument's "Hidden Foot". ii.
Ascending the Eastern Staircase. iii.
Entering the bas-relief galleries..
Building and restoration activities: i. The ground plan.
ii. Phases of construction.
iii. Bringing the temple to life(less)
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.THE ABDUCTION WhenElizabeth Brice turns up to collect her daughter Grace from football practice, the coach tells her she needn't have bothered, as Grace's uncle has already picked her up.
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Self-awareness, own being and egoity. 2.
Abhavavada, the doctrine of non-being: a forgotten Saiva doctrine. 3.
The Samvitprakasa -- the light of consciousness. 4.
The inner pilgrimage of the Tantras. 5.
Kubjika, the androgynous Goddess. 6.
The cult of the Goddess Kubjika. Bibliography.
Index. "The past thirty years have witnessed dramatic developments in the study of Agamic Saivism in general.
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Preface. Mark Twain: the person.
Mark Twain's brief biography. Critical assessments of his life and literature: 1.
Mark Twain's portrait. 2.
A literary American. 3.
A critical review of A.B.
Paine's Mark Twain biography. 4.
The international fame of Mark Twain. 5.
The man within. 6.
Mark Twain and the art of writing. 7.
On rating Mark Twain. 8.
The two Mark Twains. 9.
Mark Twain and the American tradition. 10.
Mark Twain and Bernard Shaw. 11.
Mark Twain and Charlie Chaplin as heroes of popular culture. 12.
Mark Twain's use of the comic pose. 13.
The tragedy of Mark Twain. 14.
Mark Twain's views on education. 15.
Twain: the Powerful uneducated person. 16.
A critical appraisal of Twain and his times. 17.
A century of Mark Twain. 18.
In homage to Mark Twain. Mark Twain by Archibald Henderson: 19.
The appreciation of Mark Twain in America and Europe. 20.
In India in Slow Motion, Tully and his colleague Gillian Wright delve further than ever before into this nation of over one billion people, attempting to unravel a culture that, famously, has always resisted unravelling. India in Slow Motion is the account of a journey that for Tully and Wright has no true beginning or end(less)
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