The Indian Night Sleep and Dreams in Indian Culture
The Indian Night Sleep and Dreams in Indian Culture by Claudine Bautze-Picron
The Indian Night Sleep and Dreams in Indian Culture Author: Claudine Bautze-Picron
Title: The Indian Night Sleep and Dreams in Indian Culture
ISBN: 8129113880
ISBN13: 978-8129113887
Other Formats: mobi lrf mbr lit
Pages: 661 pages
Publisher: Rupa & Co; 2009 edition (July 1, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Self-Help
Size PDF version: 1642 kb
Size EPUB version: 1560 kb
Subcategory: Dreams




Pages: 676 (56 B/W Illustration)From the Book The present volume collects twenty-two papers delivered all at a conference held in April 2004 in Paris on 'sleep and Dreams in the Indian World'. It shows that dreams have always been considered here to be major experiences deeply interwoven with life. Dreams are a tool allowing a reading of the mind, life and word. They hold a function in the literary discourse, be it classical or contemporary; they can also be prophetic in religious biographies or in the popular tradition. The disturbing nature of dreams could lead to the introduction of rules regulating the sleep. Further, the acts of sleeping and dreaming are a source of life as seen in various aspects of Buddhist, Jain and Brahmanical art.The multiplicity of approaches illustrated by this book reflects the richness of the Indian in-depth perception of dreams and its readiness to incorporate dreams at any level of life and any system of thought.ForewordThe papers included in the present publication derive from a conference on "Le sommeil et les reves dans le monde indien. Eclairages comparatifs" (Sleep and dreams in the Indian world . Comparative Enlightenments) held at the University of pairs-3, Sorbonne Nouvelle, in April 2004, 5th to 7th under the patronage of the University of pairs-3 and the national centre for scientific research.This meeting concluded a series of conferences initiated by the research team "Langues, Textes, Histoire et civilisation du monde Indien" (LACMI) which was a combined team of university of paris 3-sorbonne nouvelle and the national centre for scientific research or "centre national de la recherche scientique" (CNRS), until it recently merged with the team "Monde iranien" to form the new "Mondes ir