Jiddu Krishnamurti: World Philosopher (1895-1986) - His Life and Thoughts

Jiddu Krishnamurti: World Philosopher (1895-1986) - His Life and Thoughts

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Item Code: IDE426
Author: Dr. C.V. Williams
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 8120820339
Pages: 600
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5" X 5.5"
Weight 780 gm
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From the Jacket:

One of the most extraordinary lives ever imagined was actually lived over most of last century by Jiddu Krishnamurti, a poor, dreamy South Indian boy who was adopted by the English aristocracy and became the darling of California Spiritual seekers.

The enigma of his life is explored and exposed - from the death of his mother when he was young to the adulation he received as a guru figure, from abject poverty to luxurious comfort: from cultish repression to absolute freedom.

About the Author:

C.V. Williams began her career as a journalist before moving on to write biography. This life study of J. Krishnamurti, was undertaken as part of doctoral research at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her third biographical work, it follows publication of a biography of Christina Stead, and a book of interviews about fatherhood in Australia. Dr. Williams lives in Sydney where she teaches media studies and creative writing.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsix
The Characterxi
Chapters
1.Boyhood Dreams1
2. A Sentimental Education35
3.Antipodean Rudeness77
4.Enlightenment107
5.Pathless137
6.Menage169
7.In Love and War211
8.Relationships255
9.Self-Transformation295
10.Out with the Old, In with the New333
11.Science and Revolution373
12.Yoga and the Nameless417
Notes465
References565
Index577

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