Dr. Subhasis Chattopadhyay
Narasinha Dutt College (non Community College Under The University Of Calcutta)
This was a draft written in a hurry for a submission somewhere. Like all submissions done in a hurry this is not the perfected work. This paper shows how modernist Yogic praxes are totalitarian in the sense in which Hannah Arendt discusses totalitarianism. Further it attacks structuralist critiques of Yoga and comments on the state of Hindu and even, Buddhist studies today. One has to be cautious in reading this paper since the author ranges through many references which have not been brought out fully.
Keywords Hannah Arendt  Jean-François Lyotard  John Dominic Crossan  Classical Yoga  Bikram Yoga  Sarah Jacoby  Sera Khandro  Tanmatras  Samkhya  Tantra
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