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An interesting portrait of Joseph Campbell early in his career, Baksheesh and Brahman is a collection of journal entries, drawings, and photographs from his trip to India in 1954, right after he finished editing Heinrich Zimmer's works on Indian art and mythology. Campbell shares the conflict he feels between his mythological perception of India and the social and political realities he finds, as well as the conflicting feelings for his home country ranging from deep pride to occasional embarrassment. This title is put out by the Joseph Campbell Foundation, whose mission is to "preserve, protect, and perpetuate Campbell's work." They continue to publish previously unavailable and out-of-print material in the series The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell.
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Publisher Comments:

This journal chronicles the disillusionment and revelation that would change the course of Joseph Campbell's life and study, and his transition from professor to counterculture icon.

Review:

"Campbell interrogates his own prejudices, dismantles them and builds the foundations of what has become an influential way of thinking about the world's religions." Publishers Weekly

Book News Annotation:

This volume contains an edited selection of the journal kept by Joseph Campbell, the famous writer on myth (he taught comparative religion at Sarah Lawrence College in New York until his death in 1987), while he was in India in 1954-55. An able writer, he included some personal anecdotes, but mainly used the journal to develop his theories on Indian religions and their relations with those in the West.
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Synopsis:

After ten years of intensive study of Indian art and philosophy, Joseph Campbell, at 50, finally embarked on a journey to India. Searching for the transcendent (Brahman), he found instead stark realities: growing nationalism, religious rivalry, poverty, and a prevalent culture of what he called “baksheesh,” or alms. This journal chronicles the disillusionment and revelation that would change the course of Campbells life and study, and his transition from professor to counterculture icon. Balancing Campbells astute explorations of mythology and history are his often amusing observations of a sometimes frustrating alien culture and his fellow Western travelers. This account also includes personal photographs, specially commissioned maps, and illustrations redrawn from Campbells own hand.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781577312376
Author:
Campbell, Joseph
Publisher:
New World Library
Location:
Novato, Calif.
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
India
Subject:
History
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
TRAVEL / Asia / India
Subject:
India Description and travel.
Subject:
Campbell, Joseph - Travel - India
Subject:
Travel-India
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Series Volume:
150-101-686
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photos, 22 BandW illustrations, 16
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 23 oz

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"Staff Pick" by ,

An interesting portrait of Joseph Campbell early in his career, Baksheesh and Brahman is a collection of journal entries, drawings, and photographs from his trip to India in 1954, right after he finished editing Heinrich Zimmer's works on Indian art and mythology. Campbell shares the conflict he feels between his mythological perception of India and the social and political realities he finds, as well as the conflicting feelings for his home country ranging from deep pride to occasional embarrassment. This title is put out by the Joseph Campbell Foundation, whose mission is to "preserve, protect, and perpetuate Campbell's work." They continue to publish previously unavailable and out-of-print material in the series The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell.

"Review" by , "Campbell interrogates his own prejudices, dismantles them and builds the foundations of what has become an influential way of thinking about the world's religions."
"Synopsis" by ,
After ten years of intensive study of Indian art and philosophy, Joseph Campbell, at 50, finally embarked on a journey to India. Searching for the transcendent (Brahman), he found instead stark realities: growing nationalism, religious rivalry, poverty, and a prevalent culture of what he called “baksheesh,” or alms. This journal chronicles the disillusionment and revelation that would change the course of Campbells life and study, and his transition from professor to counterculture icon. Balancing Campbells astute explorations of mythology and history are his often amusing observations of a sometimes frustrating alien culture and his fellow Western travelers. This account also includes personal photographs, specially commissioned maps, and illustrations redrawn from Campbells own hand.
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