The Guru Challenge. Indian Gurus in Culture and Literature (eBook/PDF)
Indian Gurus remain an important issue in the contemporary world and affect politics, culture and commerce alike. This spiritual/economic figure has become a worldwide phenomenon, signalling that syncretism is taking place on a global scale. At the same time, the concept of the guru will remain a constant challenge to ideas of enlightenment and democracy. The present book focusses on this challenge presenting
contributions from an interdisciplinary perspective.
German, Indian and American scholars have explored guruism in tradition, economy and Jungian psychology as well as in contemporary literature, travel writing and film. Individual studies of gurus such as Ramana Maharshi or Osho/Bhagvan, but also Gandhi and Tolstoi furthermore illustrate the spiritual globalization that has been taking place over the last century.
Elmar Schenkel, ed.
The Guru Challenge. Indian Gurus in Culture and Literature
ISBN 978-3-95817-129-9 [D] 15 € (eBook)