Soulless Matter, Seats of Energy - Metals, Gems and Minerals in South Asian Traditions - Fabrizio Ferrari

Soulless Matter, Seats of Energy - Metals, Gems and Minerals in South Asian Traditions - Fabrizio Ferrari

Introduction

Soulless Matter, Seats of Energy - Metals, Gems and Minerals in South Asian Traditions - Fabrizio Ferrari

Fabrizio Ferrari
Università degli Studi di Padova
Thomas Dähnhardt [+-]
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Thomas Dähnhardt is Assistant Professor in Hindi and Urdu Languages and Literatures in the Department of Asian and Mediterranean African Studies at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

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Soulless Matter, Seats of Energy is the natural continuation of the two previous edited collections on animals and plants in South Asian religions. Volume 3 reflects on the mineral world in South Asian traditions. It explores the way in which various religious traditions, including Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, have represented and reflected upon the environment – in this case: minerals, gems, metals but also geological formations such as mountains and the earth itself. The volume is multidisciplinary in its approach and includes studies ranging from anthropology, history, religious studies, medicine and medical humanities to folklore, literature, hermeneutics and philosophy.

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Ferrari, Fabrizio; Dähnhardt, Thomas . Introduction. Soulless Matter, Seats of Energy - Metals, Gems and Minerals in South Asian Traditions. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. ix-xxxii Aug 2016. ISBN 9781781791295. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=29649. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.29649. Aug 2016

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