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Between the EmpiresSociety in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Patrick Olivelle (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The chapters in this volume resulted from an international conference held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 3–6, 2003. The conference explored the period between roughly the 4th century ... More

The Bijak of Kabir

The Bijak of Kabir

Linda Hess and Shukdeo Singh

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148763
eISBN:
9780199869718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148762.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Kabir, the fifteenth‐century weaver‐poet of Varanasi, is still one of the most revered and popular saint‐singers of North India. He belonged to a family of Muslim julahas (weavers of low‐caste ... More

The Body of GodAn Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

D. Dennis Hudson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This work closely examines the architectural and sculptural “texts” of the Vaikuntha Perumal Temple built for Vishnu/Krishna at Kanchipuram in the 8th century. The keys to unlock the meaning of these ... More

Bourgeouis Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern VedantistsRare Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal

Bourgeouis Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern Vedantists: Rare Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal

Brian A. Hatcher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326086
eISBN:
9780199869282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In 1839, a group of Hindu elite gathered in Calcutta to share and propagate their faith in a non-idolatrous form of worship. The group, known as the Tattvabodhinī Sabhā, met weekly to worship and ... More

Bringing the Gods to MindMantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Laurie Patton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. The book takes a new look at mantra as “performed poetry” and in five case studies ... More

Casting KingsBards and Indian Modernity

Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Based on three years of anthropological fieldwork in the Indian state of Rajasthan, this book explores the manner that semi-nomadic performers known as Bhats understand and also subvert caste ... More

Classical Hindu ThoughtAn Introduction

Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Arvind Sharma

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book sets out to explore the doctrinal dimension of classical Hinduism (eighth century BCE to circa 1000 CE.), and is organized in terms of its key concepts: brahman, karma, karma-yoga, etc. ... More

Confucianism as a World ReligionContested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Anna Sun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155579
eISBN:
9781400846085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155579.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? This book traces the birth and growth of the idea of Confucianism as a world religion. The book begins at Oxford, in the late ... More

Crossing the Lines of CasteVisvamitra and the Construction of Brahmin Power in Hindu Mythology

Crossing the Lines of Caste: Visvamitra and the Construction of Brahmin Power in Hindu Mythology

Adheesh A. Sathaye

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199341108
eISBN:
9780190233556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341108.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

What does it mean to be a Brahmin? And what could it mean to become one? While Brahmin intellectuals have offered plenty of answers to the first question, the latter presents a puzzle, since the ... More

Dancing the SelfPersonhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

William S. Sax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139150
eISBN:
9780199871650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139151.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Explores the way personhood is constructed in public ritual performance. The performances are pandav lilas, ritual dramatizations of India's great epic, Mahabharata. They take place in the former ... More

DharmaIts Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Alf Hiltebeitel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

From a verbal root meaning “to hold” or “uphold,” dharma is taken to have been the main term by which Buddhism and Hinduism came, over about five centuries, to describe their distinctive visions of ... More

Diaspora of the GodsModern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195156638
eISBN:
9780199785292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156638.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

From Chennai (Madras), India to London and Washington D.C., contemporary urban middle-class Hindus invest earnings, often derived from the global economy, into the construction or renovation of ... More

Disenchanting IndiaOrganized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Johannes Quack

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In academic no less than popular thought, India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Disenchanting India qualifies this representation through an analysis of the ... More

Disorienting DharmaEthics and the Aesthetics of Suffering in the Mahabharata

Disorienting Dharma: Ethics and the Aesthetics of Suffering in the Mahabharata

Emily T. Hudson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860760
eISBN:
9780199979936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860760.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book explores the relationship between ethics, aesthetics, and religion in classical Indian literature and literary theory by focusing on one of the most celebrated and enigmatic texts to emerge ... More

Encountering KālīIn the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Encountering Kālī: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey Kripal (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen—the Hindu goddess Kālī. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a ... More

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

Feeding the DeadAncestor Worship in Ancient India

Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Matthew R. Sayers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Despite strong associations with the concept of reincarnation, Hinduism, and its Vedic antecedents, exhibit a strong tradition of ancestor worship. This book describes the development of the classic ... More

The Final WordThe Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Tony K. Stewart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In the early 16th c., Bengali brahmin Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (1476–1533) inspired a community of Kṛṣṇa worshipers in Bengal, Orissa, and Vraja. This study examines the ways those devotees came to be unified ... More

The Footsteps of VishnuA Historical Introduction to Hinduism

The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Ariel Glucklich

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Strides of Vishnu explores a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history. Hinduism has often set out to mediate between the practical needs of its many communities and a ... More

Foucault and the KamasutraThe Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Sanjay K. Gautam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is an historical exploration into the origins of the the Kāmasūtra, a treatise on sexual-erotic pleasure, and the Nātyaśāstra, a treatise on theater, music, dance, and aesthetic pleasure in ... More

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