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 Sacred Knowledge and Indian Origins

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/9780195314052.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses Hindu origins. The Indo‐Aryan controversy is examined: Did Hindu scriptures emerge as an indigenous product or did they arrive with migrating foreigners? The chapter discusses ... More


Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Jarrod L. Whitaker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755707
eISBN:
9780199895274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755707.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book considers the ritualized poetic construction of male identity in the R̥gveda, India’s oldest Sanskrit text, and argues that an important aspect of early Vedic life involves the sustained ... More


Manhood and Masculinity

Jarrod L. Whitaker

in Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755707
eISBN:
9780199895274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755707.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 1 examines the use of common R̥gvedic terms that denote “man” (nár) and “manhood, masculinity” (nr̥mná, paúm̥sya). It argues that through the use of these terms poet-priests communicate a ... More


The Age of the Rig Veda

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Indo-Iranians came from two areas of Central Asia. The Aryans in India are known from the Rig Veda. This text is the earliest text of the Indo-European languages. The Indo-Aryans were engaged in ... More


The Nuclear Dimension in India–China Relations

Tien-sze Fang

in Asymmetrical Threat Perceptions in India-China Relations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198095958
eISBN:
9780199082667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198095958.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This Chapter discusses the nuclear dimension in India–China relations. As India has secured a new identity as a nuclear weapons state, the nuclear issue has emerged as a late but significant issue ... More


Mediation *

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter addresses the development of the new ritual expert conceived in the G?hyasātras and legitimated in the dharma literature. While the Brahmanical authors draw upon Vedic models of ... More


Becoming Agni

David M. Knipe

in Vedic Voices: Intimate Narratives of Living Andhra Traditions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199397686
eISBN:
9780199397716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397686.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter is a more nuanced return to the grhya (domestic) and srauta (extended) ritual life introduced in Chapter 2: portraits of an ahitagni and his wife; daily, fortnightly, and annual ... More


The Skewed Balance: Technologists’ Dominance in India’s Military Modernization

Bibhu Prasad Routray

in India's Military Modernization: Strategic Technologies and Weapons Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199451623
eISBN:
9780199085248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451623.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

India, world’s largest weapons importer, is estimated to spend US$80 billion on military modernization programmes by 2015. The country is just not spending heavily on building up its land and air ... More


Vedic Saṃhitās and Brāhmaṇas: Ruling as Stewardship

Stuart Gray

in A Defense of Rule: Origins of Political Thought in Greece and India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190636319
eISBN:
9780190636333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190636319.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the meaning of rule throughout four layers of Vedic texts, explaining how its meaning gradually develops from one of guardianship at the divine level to stewardship at the human ... More


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