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 Introduction: An Ornament for Jewels

Steven P. Hopkins

in An Ornament for Jewels: Love Poems For The Lord of Gods, by Venkatesa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326390
eISBN:
9780199870455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326390.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A thematic introduction to the life and work of Venkatesha (Vedantadesika), with a focus on Venkatesha's sacred biographies and poetry in Sanskrit, Tamil, and Maharashtri Prakrit connected to the ... More


 At Play with Krishna in the Tamil Land: The Gopaālaviṃśati

Steven P. Hopkins

in An Ornament for Jewels: Love Poems For The Lord of Gods, by Venkatesa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326390
eISBN:
9780199870455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326390.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A full translation of Venkatesha's Sanskrit stotra in praise of Vishnu Devanayaka as Krishna, the Gopalavimshati, with detailed thematic afterword and notes. The afterword situates Venkatesha's ... More


 Kanishka and Krishna

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/9780195314052.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the city of Mathura, which lies on the Yamuna, during the period between the Mauryan and Gupta empires. Dominated by the Kushana ruler Kanishka, this period saw the rise of ... More


The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Christian Lee Novetzke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In thirteenth-century Maharashtra, a new vernacular literature emerged to challenge the hegemony of Sanskrit, a language largely restricted to men of high caste. In a vivid and accessible idiom, this ... More


From Ancient to Medieval

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/9780195687859.003.0031
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The central factor that eventually transformed ancient Indian society into a medieval society was the practice of land grants. The brahmanas were granted villages free from taxes which were collected ... More


Birth of Sikhism

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter looks at the birth of Sikhism, which is a combination of Islam and Hinduism. However it is also noted that Sikhism has several features that do not resemble either Islam or Hinduism. ... More


Part III Part III Between Private and Public

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Analysed: Sudhir Kakar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698930
eISBN:
9780199080267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698930.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Sudhir Kakar agrees that there is a rupture between the private and the public in India, citing as an example izzat or honour of the family. He explains why homosexuality is seen as a deviation in ... More


Bhakti Universalist

Ferdinando Sardella

in Modern Hindu Personalism: The History, Life, and Thought of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199865918
eISBN:
9780199979998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199865918.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses Bhaktisiddhānta's transnational attempt to propagate Caitanya Vaishnavism by sending disciples to London and Berlin in the 1930s. In this regard, it provides a fairly detailed ... More


On affirmation, rejection and accommodation of the world in Greek and Indian religion

Matylda Obryk

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter applies to Indian and Greek religion the typology of religious movements created by Roy Wallis: world-affirming, world-rejecting, and world accommodating religions. World-affirming ... More


The Rasa of Love Incarnate

Michelle Voss Roberts

in Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257386
eISBN:
9780823261536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257386.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Hindu tradition, as represented by the theologian Rūpa Gosvāmin, employs rasa theory for its analysis of devotional love (bhakti rasa), which is a variation of the erotic ... More


Real Sadhus Sing to God: Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan

Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940011
eISBN:
9780199388639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940011.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The book brings to light the little known, and often marginalized, lives of female Hindu sadhus in the North Indian state of Rajasthan. It offers a new perspective on the practice of asceticism in ... More


Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asia

Kiyokazu Okita

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198709268
eISBN:
9780191779688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709268.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

Focusing on the idea of genealogical affiliation (sampradāya), this book explores the interactions between royal power and priestly authority in eighteenth-century north India. Specifically, it ... More


Hindu Ascetic Death

Mary Storm

in Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious Perspectives on Suicide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190656485
eISBN:
9780190656522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656485.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Voluntary death as a religious ascetic ritual has had a long and complex history in India. At discrete moments of India’s religious history, suicide was condemned, while at other historical moments, ... More


A Bhakti Guide for the Perplexed Brahmin

Gil Ben-Herut

in 'Siva's Saints: The Origins of Devotion in Kannada according to Harihara's Raga.lega.lu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190878849
eISBN:
9780190878870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878849.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The fourth chapter addresses Brahminism. Against contemporary understandings of Brahminism as completely antagonistic to (and antagonized by) Vīraśaivas, I read the relevant stories in the Ragaḷegaḷu ... More


The Verses—Mantra

McComas Taylor

in Seven Days of Nectar: Contemporary Oral Performance of the Bhagavatapurana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190611910
eISBN:
9780190611934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611910.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter shows how the Sanskrit verses contribute to the experience of the saptāha as a powerful and authentic event. It is argued that the Sanskrit verses employed during a saptāha are a ... More


Agency in the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Tradition

Satyanarayana Dasa and Jonathan B. Edelmann

in Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199922734
eISBN:
9780199395675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922734.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This is a study of the notion of agency in the work of the bhakti theologian Jiva Goswami. It highlights the nature of embodied agency in Hindu thought and religious practice.


The Urdu Ghazal: A Gift of India's Composite Culture

Gopi Chand Narang

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190120795
eISBN:
9780190990053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Poetry

The Urdu ghazal is a marvel of the magnetic dynamism of husn o i’shq filled with innovative imagery. It is a celebration of life and love in an ambiance of pure ecstasy. It has a profound capacity ... More


The Genesis and Evolution of India’s Composite Culture

Gopi Chand Narang

in The Urdu Ghazal: A Gift of India's Composite Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190120795
eISBN:
9780190990053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120795.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Poetry

This opening chapter provides an overview of how the Urdu ghazal evolved into a dynamic and musical form of poetic genre, and expounds on how a variety of factors, including the inflow of Islamic ... More


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