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Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

J. Barton Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Although attacks on priestcraft were ubiquitous in colonial India, the period’s rich archive of anticlerical writing has seldom been systematically studied. As this book shows, however, the spectre ... More


Asian Traditions of Meditation

Halvor Eifring (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Meditation has flourished in different parts of the world ever since the foundations of the great civilizations were laid. It played a vital role in the formation of Asian cultures that trace much of ... More


Standing Up and Speaking Out: Hindu Americans and Christian Normativity in Metro Atlanta

Khyati Y. Joshi

in Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037832
eISBN:
9780252095955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the significance of race, ethnicity, and religion by discussing how and why a group of Hindus in Metro Atlanta came together to challenge Southern Christian normativity. As ... More


Introduction

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores Arthur Schopenhauer’s encounter with Indian thought, with particular emphasis on his doctrine of representation and his account of the genesis of the will. It considers the extent ... More


Schopenhauer’s Indian Sources: Hinduism

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the Indian sources of Arthur Schopenhauer’s knowledge of Hinduism. It begins with a discussion of Schopenhauer’s initial contact with the “Oriental Renaissance” during late 1813 ... More


That Certain Something: Charismatic Authority in Thailand

Serhat Ünaldi

in Working towards the Monarchy: The Politics of Space in Downtown Bangkok

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855727
eISBN:
9780824868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855727.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

As a country where beliefs in spirits and divine beings are widespread, Thailand provides a fertile ground for leadership whose legitimacy is derived from the charismatic appeal of individuals. King ... More


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