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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


Karma Yoga

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/9780195676389.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Karma yoga can be explained by referring to the Bhagavadgītā. To attain moksa, one should give up egocentric action, simply because egocentricism results in karma. However, this involves a paradox: ... More


Culturing the Nation: Bankim’s Reading of the Gita

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/9780198072065.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay's understanding of the text of the Bhagavadgita as reflected in his Krishnacharitra, the Dharmatattwa, and the commentary on the Gita. It suggests ... More


The Sthitaprajna as the Foundation of the Nation: Tilak and the Gita Rahasya

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/9780198072065.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The nationalist leader and social reformer Bal Gangadhar Tilak's thoughts on the Bhagavadgita based on his book Gita Rahasya are discussed in this chapter. It suggests that Tilak saw the Bhagavadgita ... More


Nishkama Karma and the Masses: Vivekananda’s Understanding of the Gita

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/9780198072065.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Swami Vivekananda's reading and interpretation of the Bhagavadgita. It suggests that Vivekananda considered karma yoga as the central teaching of the Bhagavadgita. It highlights ... More


Nation in Spiritual Quest: Aurobindo and the Gita

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/9780198072065.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores Sri Aurobindo's spiritual reading and understanding of the Bhagavadgita. Aurobindo felt that the Bhagavadgita could easily lend itself for the justification of violence in the ... More


Anasaktiyoga and the Nationalist Imagination: Gandhi’s Interpretation of the Gita

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/9780198072065.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Mahatma Ghandhi influenced the nationalist movement unlike any other leader. He drew much from the Gita for his nationalist project. Much of his thoughts can be found in the book Hind Swaraj and his ... More


Svadharma and the Nation: Vinoba’s Reading of the Gita

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/9780198072065.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses Vinoba Bhave's explanation of the message of the Bhagavadgita. It argues that Bhave considered the central teaching of the Bhagavadgita as involving the pursuit of svadharma — ... 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


Conclusion

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/9780198072065.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This concluding chapter sums up the key arguments and various interpretations of the Bhagavadgita as well as its role in the formation of the nationalist discourse in India. The results indicate that ... More


Introduction

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/9780198072065.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The introduction discusses the importance of the Bhagavadgita in the nationalist discourse in India. No religious text has been as frequently invoked or as passionately deployed by Indian ... More


Emotional Detachment: How to Square it with Love of Family and all Humans in the Stoics and Gandhi 1

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Stoics invented cognitive therapy of the emotions, through treating most natural objectives as in a qualified sense ‘indifferent’. How did they square this with advocating the extension of family ... More


Emotional detachment: how to square it with politics in the Stoics and Gandhi

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

How is detachment compatible with seeking political objectives? The Stoic answer is that objectives sought are merely targets. The real goal is the correct seeking of the correct target, as in ... More


Holistic Approach to Knowledge: Contribution of the Bhagavadgita and its Relevance to Social Science Research and Ethics *

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics For Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198073864
eISBN:
9780199082162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073864.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the relevance and contribution of the Bhagavadgita to ethics and social science research in India. It explains that most of the training in social science research methodology ... More


Ethics in Hinduism

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics For Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198073864
eISBN:
9780199082162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073864.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the place of ethics in Hinduism. It shows that though Hinduism has shown a strong inclination to metaphysics and spiritualism, it has certainly not ignored ethics. It explains ... More


The Nay Science: A History of German Indology

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199931347
eISBN:
9780199345724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931347.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book offers a new perspective on the problem of scientific method in the human sciences. Taking German Indological scholarship on the Mahabharata and the Bhagavadgita as its example, the book ... More


Karma in Brahmanism

Johannes Bronkhorst

in Karma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835705
eISBN:
9780824870256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835705.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines karma according to Brahmanism. One of the most central claims of Brahmanism is that there is a hierarchical order of human beings. There is a fundamental division into four ... More


The Search for a Universal Method

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee

in The Nay Science: A History of German Indology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199931347
eISBN:
9780199345724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931347.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The examination of the critical method as applied in German Mahābhārata and Bhagavadgītā scholarship has shown that although German scholars claimed to take a scientific approach to the epic, their ... More


Conclusion: Gandhi on the Gītā

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee

in The Nay Science: A History of German Indology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199931347
eISBN:
9780199345724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931347.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and discusses some lessons that can be drawn from the diremption of German Indology for the humanities. It argues that German Indologists placed ... More


Holistic Approach to Knowledge: Contribution of the Bhagavadgita and Its Relevance to Social Science Research and Ethics*

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics for Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199450534
eISBN:
9780199083022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450534.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the relevance and contribution of the Bhagavadgita to ethics and social science research in India. It explains that most of the training in social science research methodology ... More


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