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• Tolerant Hinduism: Shared Ritual Spaces—Hindus and Muslims at the Shrine of Shahul Hamid

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/9780520249134.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the subject of Hindu tolerance, and the long tradition of amity and shared worship that has characterized relations between Hindus and Muslims living in India, focusing on the ... More


Maverick Guru with a Cause

Corinne G. Dempsey

in The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187298
eISBN:
9780199784547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187296.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter begins with a religious autobiography as recounted by Aiya, the temple guru, beginning with his dramatic conversion from teenage atheist to religious enthusiast. It chronicles his ... More


Hinduism in the Secular Republic of Nepal

David N. Gellner and Chiara Letizia

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198790839
eISBN:
9780191833281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790839.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Since its creation in the mid-eighteenth century, the state of Nepal has claimed to be Hindu. This chapter describes how the assertion of Nepal’s Hindu identity became an explicit and politicized ... More


Sacrifice and Sacrality: Sacred Grove Restoration Projects near Chennai

Eliza F. Kent

in Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religion and Environmentalism in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199895465
eISBN:
9780199985678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895465.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Continuing the examination of Indian religious environmentalism, this chapter focuses on the work of the Chennai-based C.P. Ramasamy Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC). After describing the ... More


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