Baksheesh & Brahman

Baksheesh & Brahman

Asian Journals, India

Book - 2002
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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 Campbell's life and study, and his transition from professor to counterculture icon. Balancing Campbell's 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 Campbell's own hand.
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, 2002, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781577312376
1577312376
Call Number: 915.404 CAMPBELL
Characteristics: xxiv, 390 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987 -- Travel -- India.
Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987 -- Diaries.
India -- History -- 1947-
India -- Description and travel.
Alternative Title: Baksheesh and Brahman

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