Natasha Reichle (ed), Bali: Art, ritual, performance. San Francisco: The Asian Art Museum, 2010, 376 pp. ISBN 9780939117550 (hardback); 9780939117567 (paperback). Price: USD 35 (paperback).

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Natasha Reichle (ed), Bali: Art, ritual, performance. San Francisco: The Asian Art Museum, 2010, 376 pp. ISBN 9780939117550 (hardback); 9780939117567 (paperback). Price: USD 35 (paperback).

in Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia

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AcriA. ‘The Sanskrit-Old Javanese Tutur Literature from Bali: The Textual Basis of Śaivism in Ancient Indonesia’ Rivista di Studi Sudiasiatici 2006 1 107 137

AcriA. ‘Review of Desire, divine and demonic: Balinese mysticism in the paintings of I Ketut Budiana and I Gusti Nyoman Mirdiana by Michele Stephen (2005)’ Bijdragen tot de Taal- Land- en Volkenkunde 2007 163 134 138

AcriA. Dharma Pātañjala: A Śaiva Scripture from Ancient Java Studied in the Light of Related Old Javanese and Sanskrit Texts 2011a Groningen Egbert Forsten Publishing

AcriA. PicardM.MadinierR. ‘A new perspective for ‘‘Balinese Hinduism’’ in the light of the pre-modern religious discourse: A textual-historical approach’ The Politics of Religion in Java and Bali: Syncretism Orthodoxy and Religious Contention 2011b London/New York Routledge 143 167

AcriA. ‘Alternative Approaches to 8th-Century Central Javanese Buddhist Architecture’ Bijdragen tot de Taal- Land- en Volkenkunde 2011c 167 313 321 Review Essay on Borobudur: Pyramid of the cosmic Buddha by C. Voûte and M. Long and Caṇḍi Mendut. Womb of the Tathāgata by M. Long

BlomM.L.B. Depicted Deities: Painters’ Model Books in Nepal Groningen Egbert Forsten Publishing 1989

StephenM. Desire divine and demonic: Balinese mysticism in the paintings of I Ketut Budiana and I Gusti Nyoman Mirdiana 2005 Honolulu University of Hawai’i Press

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As I have argued (Acri 2011a:18–20) these ‘genres’ may derive from the division of early Śaiva Saiddhāntika Sanskrit scriptures (or sections thereof) into jñānapāda (‘section on Knowledge) yogapāda (‘section on Yoga’) kriyāpāda (‘section on Ritual’ caryāpāda (‘section on conduct’).

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Contrarily to Stephen (2005) which attempts at linking several key features of ‘Balinese Hinduism’ to similar features of Indic Tantrism. Regrettably Stephen’s useful study albeit appearing in the bibliography does not seem to have been fully used by the authors of the book under review.

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