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R. Raj Singh is professor of philosophy at Brock University.
Chapter 1 Prologue
Chapter 2 Bhakti as a Perennial Concept
Chapter 3 Bhakti and Early Buddhist Thought
Chapter 4 Bhakti and Philosophy in the Bhagvadgita
Chapter 5 Bhakti and Love: Narada Bhakti Sutra
Chapter 6 Bhakti and the Philosophies of Art
Chapter 7 Epilogue
Chapter 8 Bibliography
Challenging the narrow religious conception of bhakti linked with Hindu devotionalism, the author successfully presents historical evidence in favour of a broader and richer interpretation of this concept within the various Indian traditions. Essential for a deeper understanding of what living philosophy means from an Indian perspective, bhakti is understood here as an existential loving attitude joining together knowledge and action.
— Rosa Fernandez-Gomez, University of Malaga, Spain
One of the merits of Professor R. Raj Singh's Bhakti and Philosophy is to point the way to a fertile reconsideration of the Indian traditional notion of devotion (bhakti) by bringing to light through knowledge and insight what makes piety a crucial factor in the broader horizon of human experience where ethic, aesthetic and transcendental values play an equal role in the construction of a true self saturated with fervour in the multi-oriented directions of creativity, contemplation and action.
— Grazia Marchianò, University of Siena-Arezzo, Italy