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An Idea of Religion: Identity, difference, and comparison in the gurbilās

Anne Murphy

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0028
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explores one exemplary portrayal of the death of the ninth guru of the Sikh tradition, Guru Tegh Bahadur, in the mid- to late-eighteenth century account of the life of the tenth guru, ... More


Brave Converts in the Arya Samaj: The Case Of Dharm Pal

C.S. Adcock

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0044
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Arya Samaj has long been distinguished among nineteenth century reform organizations as forerunner of Hindu nationalist politics and exemplar of Hindu religious intolerance. Arya Samaj practices ... More


Sufi Traditions and Hindu-Muslim Interactions

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter considers the significance of miracles in Sufi fraternities of the Afghan period which was a significant source of their authority. It looks at the authoritative collection of the ... More


Religion, Politics, and Patronage in a Settling Society

Samira Sheikh

in Forging a Region: Sultans, Traders, and Pilgrims in Gujarat, 1200-1500

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060192
eISBN:
9780199080137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060192.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

When the Caulukyas declined at the end of the twelfth century, priests and missionaries of various denominations set their sights on Gujarat because of its continuing prosperity and diversity. Some ... More


Faith and Allegiance in the Mughal Era: Perspectives from Rajasthan

Ramya Sreenivasan

in Religious Interactions in Mughal India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198081678
eISBN:
9780199085002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081678.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses varying contemporary perspectives from Mughal, Rajput, and Muslim Rajput courts in the high Mughal era, about Rajput elites who converted to Islam. Mughal chroniclers remained ... More


Mizo Kristian kan ni: ‘We Are Mizo Christians’

Joy L.K. Pachuau

in Being Mizo: Identity and Belonging in Northeast India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451159
eISBN:
9780199084586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451159.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter highlights the prominence of Christianity in the state and among the Mizos. This was the result of late 19th and early 20th century conversions from local religions. Mizo adoption of ... More


Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Mary Elizabeth King

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the 1920s, in the south Indian village of Vykom, a nonviolent struggle sought to open to everyone the roads surrounding the Brahmin temple there. For centuries, any person or animal could walk ... More


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