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Feeding a Thousand SoulsWomen, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam

Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam

Vijaya Nagarajan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195170825
eISBN:
9780190858100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195170825.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Drawing on extensive fieldwork, this book investigates aesthetic, symbolic, metaphorical, literary, mathematical, and philosophical meanings of the kōlam, the popular Tamil women’s daily ephemeral ... More

Freud's IndiaSigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

Alf Hiltebeitel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878375
eISBN:
9780190878405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878375.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

This first three chapters or first third of this book documents the ups and downs in the conflictual correspondence between Sigmund Freud and India’s first psychoanalyst, Girindrasekhar Bose. They ... More

Freud's Mahābhārata

Freud's Mahābhārata

Alf Hiltebeitel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878337
eISBN:
9780190878368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

This book has a three-part structure, with the first and last chapters being the first and third parts, respectively. Chapter 1 examines Freud’s essay “The ‘Uncanny,’ ” and works back from it to the ... More

The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu CityKalighat and Kolkata

The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kalighat and Kolkata

Deonnie Moodie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190885267
eISBN:
9780190885298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885267.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is about what temples do for Hindus in the modern era, particularly those who belong to India’s diverse and evolving middle classes. While many excoriate these sites as emblematic of all ... More

The Snake and the MongooseThe Emergence of Identity in Early Indian Religion

The Snake and the Mongoose: The Emergence of Identity in Early Indian Religion

Nathan McGovern

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190640798
eISBN:
9780190640828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640798.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book turns the commonly accepted model of the origins of the early Indian religions on its head. Since the beginning of modern Indology in the 19th century, the relationship between the major ... More

A Vaisnava Poet in Early Modern BengalKavikarnapura's Splendour of Speech

A Vaisnava Poet in Early Modern Bengal: Kavikarnapura's Splendour of Speech

Rembert Lutjeharms

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827108
eISBN:
9780191866012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827108.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book examines the practice of poetry in the devotional Vaiṣṇava tradition inspired by Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (1486–1533), through a detailed study of the Sanskrit poetic works of Kavikarṇapūra, one ... More

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