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The Slaying of Meghanada: A Ramayana from Colonial Bengal

Michael Madhusudan Datta

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195167993
eISBN:
9780199835805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195167996.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

“The poem is rising into splendid popularity. Some say it is better than Milton — but that is all bosh — nothing can be better than Milton; many say it licks Kalidasa; I have no objection to that. I ... More


Conclusion

Shobna Nijhawan

in Women and Girls in the Hindi Public Sphere: Periodical Literature in Colonial North India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074076
eISBN:
9780199080922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074076.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter suggests that Hindi women’s periodicals are an example of how questions of representation and transformation were generated through a collective effort of publishing in the Hindi ... More


. Intimate of Heart

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0045
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents Suhail al–Hindi's descriptions of his younger brother, Muhammad, particularly in the martyr book he wrote for him after his death. It was in prison that Muhammad met a youth who ... More


Women and Girls in the Hindi Public Sphere: Periodical Literature in Colonial North India

Shobna Nijhawan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074076
eISBN:
9780199080922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074076.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The emergence of periodicals in Hindi for women and girls in early twentieth-century India helped shape the nationalist-feminist thought in the country. Analysing the format and structure of ... More


. The Killing of Haim Nachmani

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0040
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes how Abu–Surur killed Haim Nachmani, and his condition before he committed the crime. According to Suhail al–Hindi, Hamza and his two cousins, Mahmud and Nasir carried out the ... More


. The Last Words of Muhammad Hasan al-Hindi

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0044
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter recounts the last words of Muhammad Hasan al–Hindi, the third guy who stepped in front of the camera in The Giants video. In the video, he tells that his mission is to set out on a ... More


. A Few Hours Later; or, The Trail of a Dagger

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0054
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the operation of the Giants Abu–Surur, 'Uthman, and al–Hindi on July 1, 1993 when they boarded Egged bus #25 on French Hill. Besides their weapons, they carried with them a ... More


 Prayers, Recipes, Memoirs: Hanuman in Hindi Popular Literature

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

After highlighting the growing role of literacy and the mass-dissemination of standardized texts in popular Hindu practice, this chapter turns to the importance of Hanuman in the Hindi devotional ... More


Hindi and the Question of Comprehensibility

Shobna Nijhawan

in Women and Girls in the Hindi Public Sphere: Periodical Literature in Colonial North India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074076
eISBN:
9780199080922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074076.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses how women’s periodicals contributed to debates over Hindi as a national language and literature and analyses the language used in women’s periodicals. It is organized ... More


Yaari with Angrez: Whiteness for a New Bollywood Hero 1

TERESA HUBEL

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter comments on the relative insignificance of whiteness to Hindi film narratives, with white characters turning up, when they do, often as peripheral figures to create the effect of ... More


. Al-Hindi and Abu-Surur Meet

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0046
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Muhammad doubted himself, Suhail offers, because he had not yet martyred himself, despite the double death vow he had made with his friend Yasir. It seems that Muhammad was always thinking of his ... More


Diasporic Bollywood: In the Tracks of a Twice-displaced Community

MANAS RAY

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the process of imagining into existence a sense of nationhood by a specific diaspora of Indian origin (namely, the Fiji Indians) in Australia and the role that Bollywood plays ... More


Poetry of Kings: The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India

Allison Busch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765928
eISBN:
9780199918973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765928.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This study of the classical Hindi tradition brings the world of Mughal-period poetry and court culture alive for an English readership. One highlight is the fascinating oeuvre of Keshavdas, whose ... More


Correlative clause features in Sanskrit and Hindi/Urdu *

Alice Davison

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

Correlatives in early Sanskrit are far less restricted in syntax and interpretation than in modern Hindi. In Sanskrit, correlatives were paratactically adjoined to CP. Changes in CP structure, the ... More


The Hindi Public Sphere 1920–1940: Language and Literature in the Age of Nationalism

Francesca Orsini

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062202
eISBN:
9780199081431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062202.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book analyses how a language became the instrument with which the contours of a new nation were traced. Mapping the success of formalized Hindi in creating a regional public sphere in north ... More


Conclusion: Remembering Things Past

Allison Busch

in Poetry of Kings: The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765928
eISBN:
9780199918973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765928.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter briefly sums up some of the central findings of the book, while also making a larger argument about the value—indeed the necessity—of studying and reflecting on the Hindi literary past. ... More


Language, Literature, and Publicity

Francesca Orsini

in The Hindi Public Sphere 1920–1940: Language and Literature in the Age of Nationalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062202
eISBN:
9780199081431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062202.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

Since the nineteenth century, language and literature had been the subject of intense debates about the progress and reform of India. In the context of Hindi, such arguments gave rise to a cultural ... More


Twentieth-Century Projections of the Past: Jayshankar Prasad and the New Subjectivity

Vasudha Dalmia

in Poetics, Plays, and Performances: The Politics of Modern Indian Theatre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695052
eISBN:
9780199080335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695052.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter focuses on Jayshankar Prasad of Banaras who led the Hindi literary drama into its maturation and sophistication. Prasad was largely known as a short story writer and a dramatist but his ... More


Methodological Remarks and Research Setting

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The introductory first part of Disenchanting India ends with a chapter on the fieldwork conducted and methods applied. This fourth chapter reflects upon the distinguishing characteristics of an ... More


The Periodical as a Genre An Introduction

Shobna Nijhawan

in Women and Girls in the Hindi Public Sphere: Periodical Literature in Colonial North India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074076
eISBN:
9780199080922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074076.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter is divided into five sections. While the first section provides the participatory framework of Hindi women’s and girls’ periodicals, the second section discusses middle-class women in ... More


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