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Female Feticide in the Punjab and Fetus Imagery in Sikhism

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

With a combination of ancient patriarchal values and twenty-first-century globalization exerting social influence, the proportion of baby girls is declining rapidly in India. Ironically, the ... More


 Kanishka and Krishna

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/9780195314052.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the city of Mathura, which lies on the Yamuna, during the period between the Mauryan and Gupta empires. Dominated by the Kushana ruler Kanishka, this period saw the rise of ... More


Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Alf Hiltebeitel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

From a verbal root meaning “to hold” or “uphold,” dharma is taken to have been the main term by which Buddhism and Hinduism came, over about five centuries, to describe their distinctive visions of ... More


Post-Vedic Brahmanical Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 5 is about how Brahmanical authors seek to shape consensus in a post‐Vedic society affected by Buddhism and other nāstika traditions or “heterodoxies” by composing dharma texts in new genres, ... More


Dharma and the Bhagavad Gītā

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

What, taking an implausible time out in the middle of the battlefield just before the outbreak of war, did God (Kṛṣṇa) say to the world's greatest warrior, who, for a moment, thought better of being ... More


Dharma and Bhakti

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter attempts to “map” dharma in relation to bhakti, proposing that such a map must begin with the divine plan or plans one has been hearing about. It becomes a project of mapping the ... More


Aśvaghoṣa's Buddhacarita: A Buddhist Reading of the Sanskrit Epics and Their Treatments of Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter on Aśvaghoṣa's Buddhacarita returns to the question of biography, and takes up the centrality of dharma in this text. Aśvaghoṣa, a Brahmin convert to Buddhism and a versatile ... More


Introduction

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the book's usage of “dharma texts,”, and proposes a chronology of the eleven discussed. It then takes up the three main texts used, the two Sanskrit epics and Manu, offering ... More


Women “Between the Empires” and “Between the Lines”

Stephanie W. Jamison

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In defining the territory “between the empires” and its relations with women's history, this chapter concentrates on dharma texts and texts that reflect and complement them, namely, the Arthaśāstra ... More


Becoming Endemic: The White-eye, the Territorial Government, the Hui Manu, and Introduced Species

Daniel Lewis

in Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300229646
eISBN:
9780300235463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300229646.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines the Japanese White-eye, Zosterops japonicus, and the confounding nature of introduced species, some of which have been here long enough to have evolved into something unique to ... More


Trophic Relationships within a Highland Rodent Assemblage from Manu National Park, Cusco, Peru: Relaciones TróFicas Dentro De Un Ensamble De Roedores De Altura En E1 Parque Nacional Del Manu, Cusco, Perú

Sergio Solari

in The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098596
eISBN:
9780520916159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter analyzes stomach rodents for five species of sigmodontine rodents from a highland assemblage from Manu National Park, Peru (3400–3500m), including Akodon subfuscus, A. torgues, ... More


Self-Spectacularization and Looking Back on French History

Katelyn E. Knox

in Race on Display in 20th- and 21st Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383094
eISBN:
9781781384152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383094.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter develops the notion of ‘self-spectacularization’ to describe racial and ethnic minorities’ late-twentieth century efforts to draw attention to and counter the many exoticizing ‘gazes’ to ... More


Classical Brahmanical Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the post-Vedic texts in which Brahmanical dharma developed: the dharmasūtras, Manu, and the two Sanskrit epics. These texts open up the concept of dharma for what will come to ... More


Dharma and Bhakti

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter studies the relationship between dharma and bhakti in epics. There are two interrelated practices or discourses where dharma and bhakti coincide that go to the heart of what epics are ... More


Hawaiki, The Polynesian Homeland (Manu‘a Islands, 1986–1989)

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter delves into an exploration into the Manu‘a Islands at Samoa's eastern extremity. Doing so would expand the author's research in Western Polynesia begun with the expeditions to Futuna and ... More


Giant otters: using knowledge of life history for conservation

Jessica Groenendijk, Frank Hajek, Paul J. Johnson, and David W. Macdonald

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The giant otter is an endangered South American carnivore with a facultatively cooperative social system that may be affected by local ecology. This chapter synthesises demographic data arising from ... More


Body

Ariel Glucklich

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0031
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the how the literature of the Dharmaśāstra expresses both the way that social relations and worldviews articulate conceptions of the human body and the way that the body comes ... More


Self and Subjectivity: The Wandering Ascetic and the Manifest World

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0034
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter investigates the concept of yati, the wandering ascetic of the Mānavadharmaśāstra. It highlights the phenomenology of the yati’s experience in relation to the overall architecture of the ... More


Social and Literary History of Dharmaśāstra: The Foundational Texts

Patrick Olivelle (ed.)

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Who invented the Dharmaśāstra genre and for what reasons? Using the newly discovered semantic history of gṛhastha (householder), the chapter presents new insights into the origin of this literature ... More


Will the Real Shaman Please Stand Up?: The Recent Adoption of Ayahuasca Among Indigenous Groups of the Peruvian Amazon

Glenn H. Shepard

in Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199341191
eISBN:
9780199379408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341191.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The ayahuasca brew (Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis) was introduced very recently among the Matsigenka and Yora (Nahua) indigenous people of southern Peru. The Matsigenka used ... More


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