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Teachers of India

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Teachers of India
Author(s): Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Laksmi, other goddesses, Ganesa, Visvakarman, Surya, Wishing Cow, Hell, etc
Description: This slide illustrates the catholicity of the modern Hindu approach to religion. The teachers are (top left to right) Zoroaster (the prophet of Parsiism), Buddha, Mahavira (the 24th tirthankara of Jainism)
(middle) Jnanesvar (Maratha bhakti teacher, c. 1200, translator of the Bhagavad Gita), Jesus, Caitanya (Bengali bhakti teacher, early 16th century)
(bottom) Tukaram (Maratha bhakti poet, 17th century), Nanak (founder of Sikhism, early 16th century), and Mira Bai (Rajasthani bhakti poetess, 15th century). Note the absence of Muhammad. This is not due to anti-Islamic prejudice, but simply because the depiction of the prophet of Islam is frowned on by the orthodox, and his inclusion among these teachers of other faiths would lead to very strong protests, and probably violence, on the part of the orthodox Muslim community.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3979


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