List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Tracy Pintchman 1. The Icon of Yoga: Patanjali as Nagarāja in Modern Yoga Stuart Ray Sarbacker 2. God's Eyes: The Manufacture, Installation, and Experience of External Eyes on Jain Icons John E. Cort 3. North Indian Materialities of Jesus Mathew N. Schmalz 4. Celebrating Materiality: Garbo, a Festival Image of the Goddess in Gujarat Neelima Shukla-Bhatt 5. The Goddess's Shaligrams Tracy Pintchman 6. The Camphor Flame in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction James McHugh 7. Metal Hands, Cotton Threads, and Color Flags: Materializing Islamic Devotion in South India Afsar Mohammad 8. Monastic Matters: Bowls, Robes, and the Middle Way in South Asian Theravada Buddhism Bradley Clough 9. Letting Holy Water and Coconuts Speak for Themselves: Tamil Catholicism and the Work of Selva Raj Selva J. Raj and Corinne Dempsey List of Contributors Index
Christopher Key Chapple is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author or editor of many books, including Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali's Spiritual Path to Freedom and Reconciling Yogas: Haribhadra's Collection of Views on Yoga, both also published by SUNY Press. Arindam Chakrabarti is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. His books include Mahabharata Now: Narration, Aesthetics, Ethics (coedited with Sibaji Bandyopadhyay).