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Balaram and the Yamuna River:: Entitlement and Presumptions of Control

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter introduces the story of the deities Balaram and the Yamuna River, which offers an honest reckoning with human dependence on the earth for sustenance and human entitlements to the earth's ... More


The Festival of Holi:: Celebrating Agricultural and Social Health

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

During the Hindu springtime harvest festival of Holi, devotees celebrate the renewal of social bonds and agricultural fertility because Holi festivities demonstrate the intimate ties between social ... More


The Land in Between:: Constructing Nature, Wilderness, and Agriculture

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter demonstrates parallels between the pastoral paradigm of Vaishnava devotion and the neglect of agriculture in Western environmental thought. It explores how pastoralism and idealized ... More


Sant and Sufi in Sundardās’s Poetry

Monika Horstmann

in Religious Interactions in Mughal India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198081678
eISBN:
9780199085002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081678.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

Sundardās (17th century) was a disciple of the Sant teacher and poet Dādū and a prominent poet himself. He hailed from eastern Rajasthan and settled in the Qaimkhani capital of Fatehpur in ... More


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