Jouissance as Ananda: Indian Philosophy, Feminist Theory, and Literature

Jouissance as Ananda: Indian Philosophy, Feminist Theory, and Literature

By: Ashmita Khasnabish (author)Paperback

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Jouissance as Ananda seeks to resolve the often-problematic Western concept of the ego by proposing a cross-cultural theory of consciousness that draws on Indian philosophy. Author Ashmita Khasnabish uses the Indian concept of ananda to advance Irigaray's theory of jouissance and offers a re-reading of jouissance from an Indian cross-cultural psychoanalytic point of view.

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Ashmita Khasnabish received a Ph.D in English Literature from Bowling Green State University and has taught at Algonquin College, Bentley College and Quincy College. She is currently a visiting scholar at Brown University Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.


Chapter 1 Jouissance as Ananda (Bliss) Chapter 2 Radha's Jouissance Chapter 3 Body in Transcendence: Jouissance and Kali Chapter 4 Women in the East and Women in the West Chapter 5 The Ascent and the Descent: Irigaray and Brennan Through Indian Philosophy Chapter 6 Jouissance and Ananda in Joyce Chapter 7 Ego and its Transcendence in Tagore's The King of the Dark Chamber Chapter 8 Is Jouissance Writing or Love? Chapter 9 The Mistress of Spices: Love on the Spiritual and the Corporeal Planes

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  • publication date: 10/04/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780739116739
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9780739116739
  • weight: 381
  • ISBN10: 0739116738

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