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The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Nagappa Gowda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Bhagavadgita has lent itself to several readings to defend or contest various views on life, morality, and metaphysics. It has played an important role in the formation of nationalist discourse ... More


Talking Politics: Bhikhu Parekh in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Bhikhu Parekh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071549
eISBN:
9780199081349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071549.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

One of the most distinguished political philosophers of our time, British-Indian academic and peer Lord Bhikhu Parekh’s work continues to deeply influence our understanding of identity, politics, and ... More


Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Farah Godrej

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782062
eISBN:
9780199919123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This book takes cosmopolitanism as its central problematic, asking the question of what it might mean for the very practices of political theorizing to be cosmopolitan? It suggest that methodological ... More


Canons, Traditions and Cosmopolitanism: Choosing the “Units” of Analysis

Farah Godrej

in Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782062
eISBN:
9780199919123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Can we turn to new and different intellectual resources without reproducing the categories and modes of inquiry pertaining to a Westcentric understanding of political theory? In order to avoid ... More


Interpreting the Other: The Hermeneutics of Comparative Political Thought

Farah Godrej

in Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782062
eISBN:
9780199919123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Given the unique challenges posed by the interpretation of ideas from other civilizations, the existence of Western interpretive techniques is often insufficient in allowing us to understand well ... More


“Other” Texts, Our Contexts: Western Problems and Non-Western Solutions

Farah Godrej

in Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782062
eISBN:
9780199919123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Chapter 4 turns to the question of “self-relocation,” which refers to the relocation of the site of experience and understanding within the Western academy, using the knowledges, methods and ... More


 The Eternal Dharma

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The last chapter of the book looks at the religious and political developments in India after the arrival of the British colonialists. The chapter focuses primarily on the Hindu response to ... More


Spirituality in Modern Society

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates how in the nineteenth century the category of spirituality received a global modern meaning. It became part of an alternative modernity in different places around the globe. ... More


Ahimsa, Gandhi, and the Angry Hindu

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins with an error in a newspaper clipping, something that came over The Times of India at a most inopportune moment. The error attributed violence to Gandhi, while it placed him in a ... More


Gandhi and his Critics

B. R. Nanda

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Mahatma Gandhi had been enmeshed in controversies ever since he plunged into the racial politics of Natal until he was assassinated fifty-four years later. He had to contend with the suspicious eyes ... More


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