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The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali:
A Biography
David Gordon White

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Dramatis Personae vii
Preface xv
Chapter 1 Reading the Yoga Sutra in the Twenty-First Century: Modern Challenges, Ancient Strategies 1
Chapter 2 Patanjali, the Yoga Sutra, and Indian Philosophy 18
Chapter 3 Henry Thomas Colebrooke and the Western "Discovery" of the Yoga Sutra 53
Chapter 4 Yoga Sutra Agonistes: Hegel and the German Romantics 81
Chapter 5 Rajendralal Mitra: India's Forgotten Pioneer of Yoga Sutra Scholarship 92
Chapter 6 The Yoga of the Magnetosphere: The Yoga Sutra and the TheosophicalSociety 103
Chapter 7 Swami Vivekananda and the Mainstreaming of the Yoga Sutra 116
Chapter 8 The Yoga Sutra in the Muslim World 143
Chapter 9 The Yoga Sutra Becomes a Classic 159
Chapter 10 Ishvara 172
Chapter 11 Journeys East, Journeys West: The Yoga Sutra in the Early Twentieth Century 182
Chapter 12 The Strange Case of T. M. Krishnamacharya 197
Chapter 13 Yoga Sutra 2.0 225
Notes 237
Suggestions for Further
Reading 249
Index 261

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