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

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In 2002, after an altercation between Muslim vendors and Hindu travelers at a railway station in the Indian state of Gujarat, fifty-nine Hindu pilgrims were burned to death. The ruling nationalist ... More


Vibrant Vegetarian Gujarat

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/9780691151762.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how despite the historical influences of vegetarian Vaishnava traditions, Jainism, the salience of Mahatma Gandhi in Gujarat, and its current index of the abject, meat eating is ... More


On Eating Animals: Porphyry's Dietary Rules for Philosophers

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter explores the reasons why Porphyry's De abstinentia recommends refraining from killing and eating animals. These reasons include the idea that meat is a luxury which is not conducive to ... More


Modern Urban Lifestyles, Degeneration, and the Male Body

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska

in Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts the emergence of life reform, vegetarianism, physical culture, and reducing culture, which have to be understood against the background of rapid urbanization, the rise of modern ... More


The Modern Woman as Race Mother

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska

in Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores discourses about women's bodies focusing on the themes of beauty, health, and fitness. A desire for beauty helps account for women's growing participation in physical culture, ... More


The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

June O. Leavitt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book aims to show that the “Kafkaesque” in Franz Kafka may be immediate or residual impressions of the clairvoyance which Kafka admitted he suffered from: Those aspects of his writings in which ... More


The True Meaning of the Lord of Heaven

R. Po‐chia Hsia

in A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592258
eISBN:
9780191595622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592258.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This chapter is a detailed analysis of the major text written by Ricci. The Tianzhu shiyi is a text that represented Ricci's life work in China: it included actual conversations between Ricci and ... More


The Mystical Life of Animals: Investigations of a Vegetarian

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the possibility that Kafka’s abstention from meat and empathy for animals may have generated his large repertoire of narratives written from a mammal, rodent or insects’ points ... More


Eat This Book: A Carnivore's Manifesto

Dominique Lestel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172974
eISBN:
9780231541152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172974.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If we want to improve the treatment of animals, Dominique Lestel argues, we must acknowledge our evolutionary impulse to eat them and we must expand our worldview to see how others consume meat ... More


Practicing Scripture: A Lay Buddhist Movement in Late Imperial China

Barend ter Haar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839277
eISBN:
9780824869786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839277.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Practicing Scripture treats the detailed history of one of the most successful religious movements of late imperial China, the Non-Action Teachings, from its beginnings in the late sixteenth century ... More


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