A stimulating account of the wide range of approaches towards conceptualising emotions in classical Indian philosophical–religious traditions, such as those of the Upanishads, Vaishnava Tantrism, Bhakti movement, Jainism, Buddhism, Yoga, Shaivism, and aesthetics, this volume analyses the definition and validity of emotions in the construction of

chapter |54 pages

Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems

An Introduction
ByPurushottama Bilimoria, Aleksandra Wenta

part Part I|79 pages


chapter 2|12 pages

Intensity of Emotions

A Way to Liberation in the Advaita Śaiva Āgamas and Their Exegetes
ByBettina Sharada Bäumer

chapter 3|20 pages

Between Fear and Heroism

The Tantric Path to Liberation
ByAleksandra Wenta

part Part II|48 pages

The Bhakti Movement

chapter 4|19 pages

Principal Emotions Contributing to the Supreme Love of Śiva

A Study of Early Śaiva Hymnal Corpus
ByT. Ganesan

chapter 5|27 pages

Love Never Tasted Quite Like This Before

Śṛṅgāra-rasa in the Light of Two Texts from a Sahajiyā Vaiṣṇava Notebook
ByNeal Delmonico, Aditi Nath Sarkar

part Part III|45 pages

Buddhism, Pātañjala Yoga and Śaiva Siddhānta

chapter 6|14 pages

The Buddhist Psychology of Emotions

ByVarun Kumar Tripathi

chapter 7|29 pages

Between Impetus, Fear and Disgust

‘Desire for Emancipation’ (Saṃvega) from Early Buddhism to Pātañjala Yoga and Śaiva Siddhānta
ByAndrea Acri

part Part IV|52 pages


chapter 8|35 pages

Moha Kāla

Aporias of Emotion in Indian Reflective Traditions
ByD. Venkat Rao

chapter 9|15 pages

Aesthetics of Despair

BySharad Deshpande