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Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Kama Maclean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is a historical study of the largest pilgrimage festival in the world, the Kumbh Mela. Focusing on the festival in a key northern Indian political town, Allahabad, the book traces the ... More


 Sovereign Spaces: Allahabad Fort and the Sangam, 1765–1860

Kama Maclean

in Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter draws attention to the fort of Allahabad, built by Akbar at the sangam next to the mela grounds, and charts the tensions that characterized the coexistence of these highly charged arenas ... More


 Proclamation, Pilgrimage, and Politics: Religion as a Contestable Space, 1860–1900

Kama Maclean

in Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter charts the changes in public expressions of piety at the sangam in the closing decades of the 19th century, as the festival became popularised and attended in progressively larger ... More


 A City Where the Rivers Meet

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/9780195314052.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the archeological work performed by G. R. Sharma in Kaushambi. The economic, cultural, and political importance of that city, situated near the confluence of the Ganges and ... More


Transfer of Civil Servants 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0099
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on arbitrary transfer and posting of civil servants by ministers, a long persisting malaise in public administration. It examines a typical case of worker in a health centre who ... More


“When the Will of the Wife is the Other Way”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0039
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter thirty-nine explores the Hodge family has it finally breaks up from its central Princeton location. With the marriages of A. A. and Mary, Hodge’s family began to disperse. Archie left with ... More


Political Activism in Lucknow and its Neighbourhood

Mushirul Hasan

in From Pluralism to Separatism: Qasbas in Colonial Awadh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693232
eISBN:
9780199081882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693232.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

In 1877, Awadh was annexed to the neighbouring North-Western Provinces, which heightened the anxieties of Lakhnavis. This despite the fact that the ensuing changes had little effect on their city’s ... More


The Pathak Court (1986–9)

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the Pathak Court of 1986–9. Twenty-four years after becoming a judge of the Allahabad High Court and after nearly nine years of experience on the SCI, the government announced ... More


Fiction in India, 1884–1889

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter provides a new account of Kipling’s writing in India, with a particular focus on the fiction up to and including Plain Tales from the Hills. Two clear shifts in the character and ... More


The High Court's Judgment on Renewal of President's Rule 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0060
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the unanimous judgment of the Allahabad High Court on renewing the president's rule. Justices B. M. Lal, B. Kumar, and M. Katju of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court ... More


Evolution of Jawaharlal

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus: Motilal and Jawaharlal: With a New Preface

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693430
eISBN:
9780199081387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses Jawaharlal’s political evolution. It looks at Jawaharlal’s letter to Devadas Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s youngest son, where Jawaharlal narrated the incident that occurred during ... More


Last Days

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0041
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on Gokhale’s commitment to the Servants of India Society. The Society was aimed at harnessing the youth to patriotic service. During his long absences from India in connection ... More


A British Empire by Treaty in Eighteenth-Century India

Robert Travers

in Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199391783
eISBN:
9780190213213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391783.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Social History

From the middle of the eighteenth century the British in India used treaties with South Asian rulers to give legal form and sanction to their growing military and territorial power. While the British ... More


Transformation

Jagannath Prasad Misra

in Madan Mohan Malaviya and the Indian Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463756
eISBN:
9780199086405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463756.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the factors that gave birth to Indian nationalism and how Madan Mohan Malaviya became involved in the nationalist struggle. It begins with an overview of the Indian nationalist ... More


Dynasty, Biography, and History

Mushirul Hasan

in When Stone Walls Cry: The Nehrus in Prison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199466894
eISBN:
9780199087396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466894.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter describes the historical and political milieu of Allahabad when the Nehru’s resided there. It looks at the founding of the Indian National Congress as well as the rise of the Kashmiri ... More


Introduction

Christophe Jaffrelot and Pratinav Anil

in India’s First Dictatorship: The Emergency, 1975–1977

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197577820
eISBN:
9780197583302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577820.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins by describing the Emergency as the panic button and ne plus ultra which could be triggered by Article 352 of the Indian constitution. It elaborates on how this provision in the ... More


Immediate Causes: The JP Movement and the Allahabad Judgment in Perspective

Christophe Jaffrelot and Pratinav Anil

in India's First Dictatorship

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197577820
eISBN:
9780197583302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577820.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the two major developments that led Mrs Gandhi to declare the Emergency: the JP Movement and the Allahabad judgment. It analyses how both these challenges to her regime emanated ... More


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