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Contradictory Lives: Baul Women in India and Bangladesh

Lisa I. Knight

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199773541
eISBN:
9780199897353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773541.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the popular imagination, Bauls in West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh are depicted as a sect of musical mendicants with flowing hair clad in ocher-colored clothes and carrying a one-stringed ... More


Varṇa

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The existing discussions of the Hindu social order have fallen victim to a stereotype. According to this stereotype, Hindu society is divided into watertight compartments to which one belongs by ... More


A Balanced Identity: The Jews of Cochin

Nathan Katz

in Who Are the Jews of India?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213234
eISBN:
9780520920729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213234.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents the most recent, most “standard,” of the community's stories and compares it with the stories of Kerala's Christians, Muslims, and Hindus. It also explores the deep background ... More


Rediscovering the Jewish Dalit Past

Yulia Egorova and Shahid Perwez

in The Jews of Andhra Pradesh: Contesting Caste and Religion in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929214
eISBN:
9780199332977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929214.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter engages with the phenomenon of the Indian caste system and situates the Bene Ephraim community’s life in the context of the socio-economic situation of other Dalit groups in the village ... More


The Other Bene Ephraim

Yulia Egorova and Shahid Perwez

in The Jews of Andhra Pradesh: Contesting Caste and Religion in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929214
eISBN:
9780199332977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929214.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter we discuss Christian groups who have become attracted to the Bene Ephraim movement recently and established synagogues of their own. It appears that most of these communities learned ... More


Pūjā Origins and Elite Politics

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Revelry, Rivalry, and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal: The Fortunes of Hindu Festivals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231129190
eISBN:
9780231527873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231129190.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter chronicles the origins of Durgā and Jagaddhātrī Pūjās in the homes of the elite, landowning zamindars, where worship of the goddesses was integral to the articulation of political and ... More


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