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Balaram and the Yamuna River:: Entitlement and Presumptions of Control

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter introduces the story of the deities Balaram and the Yamuna River, which offers an honest reckoning with human dependence on the earth for sustenance and human entitlements to the earth's ... More


The Festival of Holi:: Celebrating Agricultural and Social Health

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

During the Hindu springtime harvest festival of Holi, devotees celebrate the renewal of social bonds and agricultural fertility because Holi festivities demonstrate the intimate ties between social ... More


The Land in Between:: Constructing Nature, Wilderness, and Agriculture

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter demonstrates parallels between the pastoral paradigm of Vaishnava devotion and the neglect of agriculture in Western environmental thought. It explores how pastoralism and idealized ... More


Loving Stones: Making the Impossible Possible in the Worship of Mount Govardhan

David L. Haberman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190086718
eISBN:
9780190086756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086718.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Loving Stones: Making the Impossible Possible in the Worship of Mount Govardhan is based on ethnographic and textual research with two major objectives. First, it is a study of the conceptions of and ... More


Sant and Sufi in Sundardās’s Poetry

Monika Horstmann

in Religious Interactions in Mughal India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198081678
eISBN:
9780199085002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081678.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

Sundardās (17th century) was a disciple of the Sant teacher and poet Dādū and a prominent poet himself. He hailed from eastern Rajasthan and settled in the Qaimkhani capital of Fatehpur in ... More


The Treasured Five Move into the Later Nineteenth Century

Louis E. Fenech

in The Cherished Five in Sikh History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197532843
eISBN:
9780197532874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197532843.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Sikhism

This chapter examines the Panj Piare story in the works of Giani Gian Singh, specifically Panth Prakash (1880) and Tavarikh Guru Khalsa (1892–1921), and it situates this examination in the context of ... More


Image-Inspired Poetry and the Art of Compromise

Sujata S. Mody

in The Making of Modern Hindi: Literary Authority in Colonial North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489091
eISBN:
9780199093922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489091.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 3 further examines Dwivedi’s visually oriented strategies to establish literary authority amidst resistance, especially from critics who publicly decried his brand of poetry as crude, and ... More


A High-Stakes Movement

Rosemary Salomone

in The Rise of English: Global Politics and the Power of Language

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780190625610
eISBN:
9780190625641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625610.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Are English-taught courses a trend that western European countries should embrace? Is it time for rethinking and moderation? This chapter examines the movement toward English medium instruction (EMI) ... More


Introduction: Seduced by a Mountain

David L. Haberman

in Loving Stones: Making the Impossible Possible in the Worship of Mount Govardhan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190086718
eISBN:
9780190086756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086718.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Introduction provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores the conceptions and worship of Mount Govardhan and its many stones. Mount Govardhan is a well-known sacred hill ... More


On the Slopes of Mount Govardhan: Lay of the Land

David L. Haberman

in Loving Stones: Making the Impossible Possible in the Worship of Mount Govardhan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190086718
eISBN:
9780190086756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086718.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces some of the foundational stories related to Mount Govardhan and describes the physical features of the mountain as well as the sacred terrain that surrounds it. For instance, ... More


The Pursuit of Pilgrimage, Pleasure, and Military Alliances: Nāgarīdās’s Tīrthānanda

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199478866
eISBN:
9780199092079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478866.003.0016
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

Nagaridas’s Tīrthānand (1753) is the memoir of a two-year pilgrimage to Braj composed by Nagaridas, also known as Savant Singh, the deposed king of Kishangarh in Rajasthan. Pauwels delineates how the ... More


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