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Ashlee Norene Andrews, “‘Gopāl is my Baby’: Vulnerable Deities and Maternal Love at Bengali Home Shrines,” Journal of Hindu Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2, Aug 2019, 224–241.
Karen Pechilis, “Bhakti’s Visualities of Connection in the Arts Today,” Journal of Hindu Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2, Aug 2019, 142–167.
Keune, Jon. “Pedagogical Otherness: The Use of Muslims and Untouchables in Some Hindu Devotional Literature.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 84 (2016): 727 – 749.
Francis, Emmanuel, and Charlotte Schmid, eds. The Archaeology of Bhakti II: Royal Bhakti, Local Bhakti. Pondichéry: École française d’Extrême-Orient, 2016.
Harshita Mruthinti Kamath, “Two Bhaktas, One District: Revisioning Hagiography and Imagery in Telugu South India,” Journal of Hindu Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2, Aug 2019, 168–191.
Hawley, John Stratton. “Can There Be a Vaishnava Kabir?”. Studies in History 32, no. 2 (2016): 147-161.
Llewellyn, J. E. “Saints, Hagiographers, and Religious Experience: The Case of Tukaram and Mahipati.” Religions 10, no. 2 (2019): 110.
Ben-Herut, Gil. Śiva’s Saints: The Origins of Devotion in Kannada According to Harihara’s Ragaḷegaḷu. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Barua, Ankur. “The Devotional Metaphysics of Śaṅkaradeva (1449–1568): The Advaitic Brahman as the Beloved Friend.” Journal of Hindu Studies 10, no. 3 (2017): 301-327.
Davis, Richard H., “Bhakti in the Classroom: What Do American Students Hear?” In Bhakti and Power: Social Location and Religious Affect in India’s Religion of the Heart. Eds. Christian Lee Novetzke, et al.,Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019.
Morse, Jeremy G. “Devotion According to the Rules: Guru-Bhakti in the Texts and Practices of the Datta Sampradāya.” PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2017.
Kamath, Harshita Mruthinti. “Kṣētrayya: The Making of a Telugu Poet.” Indian Economic & Social History Review 56, no. 3 (July 2019): 253–82.
Chakravarti, Ananya. “Between Bhakti and Pietà: Untangling Emotion in Marāṭhī Christian Poetry.” History of Religions 56, no. 4 (2017): 365-387.
Amy-Ruth Holt, “Symbols of Political Participation: Jayalalitha’s Fan Imagery in Tamil Nadu,” Journal of Hindu Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2, Aug 2019, 242–269.
Amy-Ruth Holt, Karen Pechilis, “Contemporary Images of Hindu Bhakti: Identity and Visuality,” Journal of Hindu Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2, August 2019, 129–141.
Fárek, Martin. “Were Shramana and Bhakti Movements against the Caste System?”. In Western Foundations of the Caste System, Eds. Martin Fárek, et al., 127-172. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Ben-Herut, Gil, Jon Keune, and Anne E. Monius, eds. Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia: Insiders, Outsiders and Interlopers. New York: Routledge, 2019.
Hawley, John Stratton, Christian Lee Novetzke, and Swapna Sharma, eds. Bhakti and Power: Debating India’s Religion of the Heart. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019.
Cynthia Packert, “From Gujarat to the Globe: ‘Bhakti Visuality’ and Identity in BAPS Svāminārāyaṇ Hinduism,” Journal of Hindu Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2, Aug 2019, 192–223.
O’Connell, Joseph T. and Rembert Lutjeharms. eds. Caitanya Vaiṣṇavism in Bengal: Social Impact and Historical Implications. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018.
Pechilis, Karen. “Bhakti and Tantra Intertwined: The Explorations of the Tamil Poetess Kāraikkāl Ammaiyār.” International Journal of Dharma Studies 4, no. 1 (2016): 1-10.
Lutjeharms, Rembert. ed. A Vaisnava Poet in Early Modern Bengal: Kavikarnapura’s Splendour of Speech. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Accardi, Dean. “Orientalism and the Invention of Kashmiri Religion(S).” International Journal of Hindu Studies 22, no. 3 (2018): 411-430.
Burchett, Patton. A Genealogy of Devotion: Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019.
Gupta, Ravi M., and Kenneth Russell Valpey. eds. The Bhāgavata Purāṇa: Selected Translations. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.
Sinha, Jayita. “Bahinabai and the Devoted Wife: To Affirm Is to Question.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 39, no. 1 (2016): 1-13.