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The Maṇimēkalai's Buddhist Community Envisioned

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The community of Buddhists imagined within the narrative world of the Maṇimēkalai itself is considered – a community whose locus is not the geographical region of Tamil‐speaking southern India in the ... More


Tassa Drumming from India to the Caribbean and Beyond

Peter Manuel

in Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038815
eISBN:
9780252096778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Tassa drumming is an Indo-Trinidadian art form of extraordinary originality and richness, combining technical virtuosity and innovative dynamism over a solid base of traditional repertoire and style. ... More


• Marriage: Women in India

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the marriage of women in India. Puberty rites for girls tend to be transmitted orally from women to women, not written in any book. To show how such traditions work, the ... More


Search and Research

Joseph S. Alter

in The Wrestler's Body: Identity and Ideology in North India

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076976
eISBN:
9780520912175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076976.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores wrestling in India as a way of life. The term Indian wrestling is translated directly from the Hindi phrase Bharatiya kushti. Kushti (generic wrestling) is regarded as having a ... More


The BCIM Economic Corridor: A Leap into the Unknown?

Patricia Uberoi

in The Agartala Doctrine: A Proactive Northeast in Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463800
eISBN:
9780199086535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463800.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In May 2013, crowning the efforts of the Track II Bangladesh–China–India–Myanmar (BCIM) Cooperation Forum, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced the intention to ... More


The Crisis of Empire in Mughal North India: Awadh and Punjab, 1707-48

Muzaffar Alam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198077411
eISBN:
9780199082384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077411.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The period following the death of Aurangzeb has been viewed as the beginning of the decline and decay of the Mughal empire. Examining two contrasting regions of north India — Awadh and Punjab — this ... More


Witness, Advocacy, and Union: Anglicanism’s Twentieth-Century Contribution to Minority Christianity in South Asia

Titus Presler

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume V: Global Anglicanism, c. 1910-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199643011
eISBN:
9780191840111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199643011.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Church History

During the twentieth century indigenous leadership and mission initiative moved Anglicanism in South Asia from a British colonial identity to ecclesial autonomy and then to organic union with ... More


Bargaining, Control, and Commitment

M. Govinda Rao and Nirvikar Singh

in The Political Economy of Federalism in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195686937
eISBN:
9780199080571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195686937.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates the role of bargaining, control, and commitment in shaping the structure of the Indian federation and in its working. It identifies the factors that have led to the strong ... More


Nag Panchami: Snakes, Sex, and Semen

Joseph S. Alter

in The Wrestler's Body: Identity and Ideology in North India

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076976
eISBN:
9780520912175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076976.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Nag Panchami (Snake's [Cobra's] Fifth) is a minor festival celebrated throughout North India in the latter half of July on the fifth day of the light half of the Hindu month Shravan. As the name ... More


Everyday Creativity: Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Kirin Narayan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226407425
eISBN:
9780226407739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226407739.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book's author's imagination was captured the very first time that, as a girl visiting the Himalayas, she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, ... More


The Global Pandit

Sumathi Ramaswamy

in Terrestrial Lessons: The Conquest of the World as Globe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476575
eISBN:
9780226476742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226476742.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter opens with a circa 1815 moment in Meerut in north India when a devout Christian named Mary Martha Sherwood (1775–1851) presents a makeshift globe to a young Brahman plagued by doubt ... More


Muddying the Waters: Coauthoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism

Richa Nagar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038792
eISBN:
9780252096754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038792.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book uses stories, encounters, and anecdotes as well as methodological reflections, to grapple with the complexity of working through solidarities, responsibility, and ethics while involved in ... More


Diagnostic Neutrality in Psychiatric Treatment in North India

Amy June Sousa

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In India, doctors deemphasize diagnoses and the biomedical specificities of what are essentially grave conditions, like schizophrenia. They don’t talk about diagnoses or treat diagnoses as important, ... More


Reform and Renewal in South Asian Islam: The Chishti-Sabris in 18th—19th Century North India

Moin Ahmad Nizami

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469345
eISBN:
9780199087488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469345.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Of the many Sufi orders that have operated in South Asia, the Chishtī order is the oldest and the most popular. This book examines the traditions, rituals, experiences, and legacy of the Sābrī branch ... More


Vulnerable Transitions in a World of Kin: In the Shadow of Good Wifeliness in North India

Jocelyn Marrow

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The polyvocal meanings of a newly married young woman’s psychotic illness are the subject of this chapter. The perspectives of the young woman, her husband, husband’s family, her parents, and the ... More


Madness Experienced as Faith: Temple Healing in North India

Anubha Sood

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Spirit possession is what anthropologists call a common “idiom of distress” in India. That is, anthropologists observe that spirit possession is a way of behaving that signals emotional trouble. ... More


Northeast India and Its Neighbourhood: Perspectives on India’s Look East Policy

Biswaji Mohapatra

in The Agartala Doctrine: A Proactive Northeast in Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463800
eISBN:
9780199086535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463800.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The North Eastern region is important for India for its security, trade, commerce and connectivity across the borders . It is said that the Government of India announced the Look East Policy not only ... More


Performing Asceticism and Redefining Definitional Boundaries

Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli

in Real Sadhus Sing to God: Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940011
eISBN:
9780199388639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940011.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 1 locates female sadhus’ practices within a performance studies-centered model of religious expressive culture and discusses the concept of “vernacular asceticism” as a lens for thinking ... More


Conclusion

Kwangmin Kim

in Borderland Capitalism: Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799232
eISBN:
9781503600423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799232.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Offering a comparison with Yunnan, a southwestern region of the Qing Empire which also witnessed the native initiation of economic development, this chapter highlights the broader applicability of ... More


Introduction

Kiyokazu Okita

in Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198709268
eISBN:
9780191779688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709268.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

The introduction situates the book in relation to current research. First, this book contributes to genealogical study in the field of Hinduism. It adds to the pioneering studies done by the Cardiff ... More


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