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The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Nagappa Gowda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Bhagavadgita has lent itself to several readings to defend or contest various views on life, morality, and metaphysics. It has played an important role in the formation of nationalist discourse ... More


Naming and Social Exclusion: The Outcast and the Outsider

Aloka Parasher-Sen

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the terms “outcast” and “outsider” as well as naming and social exclusion and begins with quotes from Michel de Certeau and B. R. Ambedkar. Social exclusion has been much ... More


Theories of Discrimination and Caste

Ashwani Deshpande

in The Grammar of Caste: Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072034
eISBN:
9780199081028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072034.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter critically analyses the few economic theories that specifically investigate how social identity can impact economic outcomes and why we might encounter discrimination in market settings. ... More


Organized Rationalism in 20th-Century India

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter outlines why people like B. R. Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ramaswami Periyar, Abraham Kovor, as well as M. N. Roy and his Radical Humanists and Gora and his Atheist Centre, are often ... More


Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy

Aishwary Kumar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791953
eISBN:
9780804794268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791953.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

It is by now clear that the rhetoric and practice of democracy in the modern nonwest has irreversibly transformed the European meanings of the concept. Crucial to this transformation has been the ... More


Dissolution of the Lok Sabha 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/9780195678291.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the dilemma of Indian President Shankar Dayal Sharma on whether or not to dissolve the Lok Sabha. It explains that Atal Behari Vajpayee resigned as prime minister after he ... More


Philosophy and India: Ancestors, Outsiders, and Predecessors

A. Raghuramaraju

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092230
eISBN:
9780199082599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092230.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophy is the terrain that can systematically explicate the soul of India. Yet, notwithstanding its true capacity and assigned centrality, philosophy in modern India has not lived up to ... More


The Prime Minister in the Rajya Sabha 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/9780195678291.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter analyses the decision of Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda to become leader of the Rajya Sabha after he failed to secure a vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha. It argues that Deve Gowda's ... More


Resignation of Disqualified Ministers 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/9780195678291.003.0040
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the conflict between Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray because of the latter's decision to disqualify eight Janata Dal members of Lok Sabha under ... More


Appointing the Chief Election Commissioner 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/9780195678291.003.0087
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Dr B. R. Ambedkar and the drafting committee in October 1948 had provided in the draft constitution an Advisory Board, consisting of 15 MPs elected by Parliament that would advise the President in ... More


The Gita and Ambedkar: Buddhism as the Alternative

Nagappa K. Gowda

in The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Unlike other interpreters of the Bhagavadgita, Ambedkar saw the Gita as a historical text written after the Purvamimamsa to uphold Brahminism. This chapter contends that Ambedkar always felt that the ... More


B.R. Ambedkar: The Buddha and his Dhamma

Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198068679
eISBN:
9780199081233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068679.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book presents a scholarly edition of one of the greatest works on Buddhist writings, Ambedkar's The Buddha and His Dhamma. It was published posthumously without citations, bibliographies and ... More


Evolution of the Hindu Code Bill

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The chapter of the book discusses the specific stages of evolution of the Hindu Code Bill and provides the base for understanding the ideological underpinnings of the discourse over the Hindu Code ... More


The Hindu Code Bill in the Political Sphere

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Alongside the communicative processes in the public sphere, the Hindu Code Bill entered the legislative domain in a significant way in 1948. The fifth chapter reviews the nature of the debate that ... More


The Humble Cosmopolitan: Rights, Diversity, and Trans-state Democracy

Luis Cabrera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190869502
eISBN:
9780190869540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869502.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Cosmopolitanism is said by many critics to be arrogant. In emphasizing universal moral principles and granting no fundamental significance to national or other group belonging, it is held to wrongly ... More


Inlays of Subjectivity: Affect and Action in Modern Indian Literature

Nikhil Govind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199498727
eISBN:
9780199098354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498727.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Inlays of Subjectivity is an incisive exposition of the question of subjectivity in modern Indian literature. Seeking to foreground subjectivity through literary expressions of intense emotionality, ... More


Varṇa

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Varṇa, when made to stand for the caste system, poses one of the great challenges to modern Hinduism. There are two aspects of the caste system: caste disability and caste mentality. India has made ... More


From Representation to Integration

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 provides an introduction to SCs as a group. It presents a historical overview of how quotas became an important policy tool for addressing social injustice in India, and notes primary ... More


Deprovincializing Anticaste Thought: A Genealogy of Ambedkar’s Dalit

Anupama Rao

in The Postcolonial Contemporary: Political Imaginaries for the Global Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280063
eISBN:
9780823281510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280063.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This essay focuses on the inherent globality of anticaste thought, and underscores the significance of historical comparison (race, class, minority) in the writings of key thinkers who predicated ... More


The Impossible Nation: The Modern ‘Indian’ Self in Search of History

Aditya Nigam

in The Insurrection of Little Selves: The Crisis of Secular Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676068
eISBN:
9780199081752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676068.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter explores different historical imaginations that arose in the wake of the discovery of the self in India during the late colonial period. It looks specifically at certain imaginations of ... More


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