Angelika Malinar, Rājavidyā. Das königliche Wissen um Herrschaft und Verzicht. Studien zur Bhagavadgītā

Angelika Malinar, Rājavidyā. Das königliche Wissen um Herrschaft und Verzicht. Studien zur... REVIEWS 253 Angelika Malinar, R ajavidy a. Das k ¨ onigliche Wissen um Herrschaft und Verzicht. Studien zur Bhagavadg ıt a . Pur an . a Research Publications T ¨ ubingen, ed. Heinrich von Stietencron, Vol. 5. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 1996. xii + 505 pp. In the introduction to Malinar’s R ajavidy a , a revised version of a 1991 PhD dissertation at the University of T ¨ ubingen, the editor of the Pur an . a Research Publications, Heinrich von Stietencron, warns the reader: “Das hier vorgelegte Buch stellt allerdings keine einfache Lekt ¨ ure dar. Es wendet sich an Indologinnen und Indologen und fordert von den Lesern Geduld und sorgf ¨ altigen Nachvollzug der komplexen Argu- mentationsstruktur eines Textes, der nicht aus einem Guss entstanden ist, sondern mehrfacher ¨ Uberarbeitung und Erg ¨ anzung ausgesetzt war” (p. 1; I suggest that the reader consult the German introduction rather than its English translation which occasionally is less clear than the German original). The book indeed makes extraordinary demands on the reader, and, a fortiori , on the reviewer who is supposed to introduce it to prospective readers: there is so much in this volume that it is not http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Indo-Iranian Journal Brill

Angelika Malinar, Rājavidyā. Das königliche Wissen um Herrschaft und Verzicht. Studien zur Bhagavadgītā

Indo-Iranian Journal, Volume 42 (3): 253 – Jan 1, 1999

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© 1999 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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REVIEWS 253 Angelika Malinar, R ajavidy a. Das k ¨ onigliche Wissen um Herrschaft und Verzicht. Studien zur Bhagavadg ıt a . Pur an . a Research Publications T ¨ ubingen, ed. Heinrich von Stietencron, Vol. 5. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 1996. xii + 505 pp. In the introduction to Malinar’s R ajavidy a , a revised version of a 1991 PhD dissertation at the University of T ¨ ubingen, the editor of the Pur an . a Research Publications, Heinrich von Stietencron, warns the reader: “Das hier vorgelegte Buch stellt allerdings keine einfache Lekt ¨ ure dar. Es wendet sich an Indologinnen und Indologen und fordert von den Lesern Geduld und sorgf ¨ altigen Nachvollzug der komplexen Argu- mentationsstruktur eines Textes, der nicht aus einem Guss entstanden ist, sondern mehrfacher ¨ Uberarbeitung und Erg ¨ anzung ausgesetzt war” (p. 1; I suggest that the reader consult the German introduction rather than its English translation which occasionally is less clear than the German original). The book indeed makes extraordinary demands on the reader, and, a fortiori , on the reviewer who is supposed to introduce it to prospective readers: there is so much in this volume that it is not

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